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CDC and NYSDOH Encourage All Eligible New Yorkers to Get Booster

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

CDC and NYSDOH encourage all eligible New Yorkers to get their booster dose, especially those over the age of 50 and others with underlying conditions.

  • A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will help eligible New Yorkers maximize their protection, prolong the vaccine’s durability and continue to safeguard our communities against the virus.
  • Booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are free and widely available statewide for eligible New Yorkers 18 years and older.
  • Eligible New Yorkers can receive any of the FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines for their booster dose, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. If you have questions, talk to your health care provider or vaccine administrator.

If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 6 months ago and you're 18 or older, the CDC recommends a booster.