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CVS COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments & Boosters Near You

Written and medically reviewed by Dorcas Morak, Pharm.D

CVS is collaborating with regional, national, and state programs to assist in administering the covid-19 vaccination. Here's how to make an appointment for a vaccination or booster shot nearby.

How do I schedule for CVS COVID-19 Vaccine?

You can only book a CVS COVID-19 vaccination appointment online by visiting the CVS pharmacy website and searching for availability by zip code.

What are the recommended covid-19 vaccine in the United States for the primary series?

The CDC only recommends four covid-19 vaccines in the United States as primary series. They are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, and the Novavax vaccine.

Who are eligible for 1st booster?

CVS offers the COVID-19 vaccine for 5 years and above after the completion of the primary series.

Who are eligible for 2nd Boosters?

You are eligible for the second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if you are:

  • An adult aged 50 years and older.
  • An individual aged 12 years and older who is moderate to severely immunocompromised.
  • An individual that took Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine as 1st primary and 1st booster.

When should I take the COVID-19 vaccine booster?

When to take a COVID-19 booster depends on your age and the vaccine taken during the primary series.

For ages 18 years or older

If you took Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna covid-19 vaccine during the primary series, the criteria for the booster doses are:

1st booster: CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:

  • At least 5 months after the primary series for most people.
  • At least 3 months after the primary series for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

2nd booster: You can choose to get a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster if you are:

  • An adult aged 50 years and above.
  • A moderately or severely immunocompromised individual.

However, if you took Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine in the primary series, the criteria for the booster doses are:

1st booster: CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:

  • At least two months after the primary series for most people.
  • At least 2 months after the additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for moderately or severely immunocompromised people.

2nd booster: You can choose to get a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster if you:

  • Got Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and 1st booster.
  • Are adults of age 50 years and above.
  • Are a moderately or severely immunocompromised individual.

For Children and teens ages 12–17 years

The eligibility criteria for children in this age group who took Pfizer-BioNTech are:

1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine:

  • At least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • At least 3 months after the primary series for moderately or severely compromised children and teens

2nd Booster You can choose a second booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine if you are moderately and severely immunocompromised at least 4 months after the 1st booster.

For Children and teens ages 5–11 years

Pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose may be given to children aged 5 – 11 years who:

  • Have completed a primary course of vaccination 3 or more months ago, and
  • Are severely immunocompromised.
  • Have complex/multiple health conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19.

What is the difference between the Monovalent and Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines?

A monovalent vaccine contains mRNA components from only the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 while a bivalent vaccine contains mRNA components from two strains of the virus. As a result, bivalent gives wider protection against multiple strains of COVID-19.

Who are eligible for the Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine?

Unlike before, the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for use in children aged 5 – 11 years. A bivalent COVID-19 booster is recommended as:

  • A single booster dose of bivalent Moderna vaccines for people aged 18 years and above.
  • A single booster dose of bivalent Pfizer vaccine for people aged 12 years and above.
  • A single booster dose at least two months after completing the primary series or taking booster vaccination.

However, if you need any assistance in rescheduling your booster dose, contact the facility that helped you set up your previous appointment. You can use these CDC resources to find a vaccine provider near you.

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