Additional Dose Information

Who can Receive Another Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine?

A Comparison of Third Dose vs. Booster Dose

Information Category Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine Booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine
When does this start? Sedgwick County is providing vaccine as of 8/18/21 Sedgwick County is providing vaccine as of 9/29/21
Who is this for? People with certain conditions and treatments (examples below)
  • People 65 years or older
  • People 18 years and older with one or more underlying condition
  • People 18 years and older with increased risk of COVID-19 because of workplace or institutional setting (examples below)
What other eligibility criteria?  Two doses of Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Moderna with the second dose at lease 28 days prior to the third dose Two doses of Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Moderna with the second dose at least 6 months prior to receiving the booster or one dose of Johnson and Johnson with the first dose at least 2 months prior.
Do people have to have proof of first and second doses before receiving another dose? Yes Yes
What vaccines are involved?  Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Moderna  Comirnaty/Pfizer
Are there other vaccines? No Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna and Johnson and Johnson have all been authorized for boosters. 
Applicable news release Sedgwick County press release  Sedgwick County press release 
Has this been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? Yes, 8/12/21 Yes, 9/22/21
Has this been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? Yes, 8/13/21 Yes, 9/23/21
Has this been approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)?  Yes, 8/13/21 Yes, 9/24/21

People who can receive the third dose have one or more of the following conditions or treatments: 

The conditions do not include those who are pregnant, residents of adult care homes, or those with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and COPD unless they have a condition or treatment listed above.

People who can receive the booster dose have one or more of the following conditions: 

People who can receive the booster dose due to increased risk for COVID-19 because of workplace or institutional settings include: