COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
Minnesotans age 6 months and older should stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective, especially at preventing serious illness and death. The updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines provide protection against newer Omicron variants (BA.4 and BA.5) that have been circulating.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to update COVID-19 vaccine recommendations as we learn more. CDC recently updated COVID-19 vaccine recommendations to make them simpler.
- See CDC’s media statement: CDC simplifies COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, allows older adults and immunocompromised adults to get second dose of the updated vaccine .
COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations: What You Need to Know
- Everyone age 6 years and older should get one updated Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be up to date, regardless of whether they’ve received any original COVID-19 vaccines.
- Children age 6 months–5 years may need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be up to date, including at least one dose of updated Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, depending on the number of doses they’ve previously received and their age.
- People age 65 years and older may get a second dose of updated Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
- People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of updated Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
- Alternatives to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) remain available for certain people who cannot or will not receive an mRNA vaccine.
For more details on current COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, talk to your health care provider or go to CDC: Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines .
Where to get vaccinated
Here are some options for finding a COVID-19 vaccine location near you.
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- Click on the button above to search the Find Vaccine Locations map.
- Contact your regular health care provider or local pharmacy to make an appointment.
- Search vaccines.gov for additional vaccine location options.
- In-home COVID-19 vaccination is available upon request for those who may have difficulties going to a clinic or other vaccine location. Learn more about eligibility for an in-home vaccine and how to request an appointment at In-Home Vaccination Program.
Talk to your health care provider if you have any questions about COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, see MDH: About COVID-19 Vaccine.