Why should I get a booster?
With all vaccines, immunity lessens as time goes on. Months after receiving your second dose of vaccine, your immunity may not be as effective in preventing disease.
- Studies show that after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus and the ability to prevent infection with variants may decrease over time and due to changes in the variants.
- The Omicron variant has shown to be highly transmissible and infect those who are fully vaccinated.
- Studies have also shown that two doses may not be enough to offer protection against variants like Omicron with two shots only being around 35% effective against infection.
- However, tests have shown a booster increases people's levels of virus-fighting antibodies by 25-fold compared to the original two-dose regiment.
Be getting the booster, your immunity can stay strong and protect against the Omicron variant and potential future variants.
Who can get a booster?
The CDC and FDA have recommended everyone over the age of 5 get a booster.
When should I receive my booster dose?
You should receive your booster 5 months after getting your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two months after receiving a dose of Johnson & Johnson.