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Booster shots are recommended for all Minnesotans age 12 and older.



Providers are now administering booster shots to all Minnesotans 12 years of age and older.
Contact your health care provider to make an appointment.


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Who should get a booster shot?


All Minnesotans age 12 and older are recommended to get a booster shot.
The timing of your booster shot depends on the vaccine you received for your initial vaccine series. 


If you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine:

All Minnesotans age 18 and older who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get a booster shot at least 2 months after their single dose.

If you got the Moderna vaccine (age 18+):

All Minnesotans age 18 and older who got the Moderna vaccine should get a booster shot at least 5 months after their primary series of vaccine.

If you got the Pfizer vaccine (age 12+):

All Minnesotans age 12 and older who got the Pfizer vaccine should get a booster shot at least 5 months after their primary series of vaccine. People who are 12 through 17 years of age can only receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as their booster dose.

Officials allow "mixing and matching" COVID-19 vaccine boosters, for adults age 18 and older meaning you can get any of the three currently authorized or approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson), regardless of what vaccine you received for your primary series. Pfizer and Moderna are recommended over Johnson & Johnson for booster vaccination.

People who are 12 through 17 years of age are not allowed to ‘mix and match,’ and can only receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as their booster dose.

For most people, the primary series is two doses of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine,
but people with certain immunocompromising conditions are recommended to get a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as part of their primary series.
Learn more at CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People.


COVID-19 vaccines are effective, especially at preventing serious illness and death. However, evidence is showing that boosters for all adults, given at the appropriate time after your primary vaccination series, can help extend the protection and keep it at a higher level.

To find where to get your booster shot, refer to Find Vaccine Locations.

You can talk to your health care provider about mixing and matching or any other question about COVID-19 boosters. For more information, see MDH: Booster shots.

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