If you received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and you are moderately to severely immunocompromised, you may seek a third dose of the vaccine. You should talk to your health care provider (students may consult UHS) about your medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you.
You should seek a booster shot if you received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and you are:
- age 65 or over
- age 18 or older in a long-term care facility
- age 50 to 64 with certain medical conditions, such as cancer or diabetes
You may seek a booster shot if you received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and you determine that a booster shot will further protect your health and the health of those around you and you are:
- age 18 to 49 with the medical conditions listed above
- age 18 to 64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission in the workplace. View more information from DHS about increased risk in the workplace.
You may consider consulting a health care professional to understand the benefits and the risks of receiving a booster shot.
Note that UHS cannot provide boosters to anyone vaccinated with Pfizer less than six months ago. For example, if you received your second dose on March 30, the soonest you can receive your booster is Sept. 30.