COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses
As of November 19, 2021, West Virginians ages 18 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.
What is a COVID-19 vaccine booster?
A "booster" is another dose of a vaccine given to increase (or “boost”) immunity when needed. The booster dose is not the same as an additional primary COVID-19 vaccine dose that is recommended for those who are immunocompromised.
Who is eligible for a booster?
West Virginians ages 18 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots:
Individuals who got Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are eligible for a booster shot if:
- Age 18+
- At least 6 months after their last dose in the initial series
Individuals who got the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster shot if:
- Age 18+
- At least 2 months after getting their initial shot
Where are boosters offered?
COVID-19 vaccines are readily available in all 55 counties in West Virginia. There are several ways to get one:
- Contact a healthcare provider to see if they carry COVID-19 vaccines;
- Click here to see a list of upcoming community vaccination clinics;
- Visit vaccines.gov for more information about vaccination locations across the state and to schedule an appointment;
- Call the WV COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line at 1-833-734-0965 (M-F 8am-6pm, Sat. 9am-5pm) for assistance finding a location.
Those caring for someone who is homebound and seeking vaccination can call the WV COVID-19 Vaccine Info Line to make arrangements.
Can any type of COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. be used for a booster dose?
Yes. West Virginians who are eligible are recommended to get any type of COVID-19 vaccine (J&J, Pfizer, or Moderna) as a booster, even if they had a different type of COVID-19 vaccine previously. All three types are safe and effective boosters.
Can a booster dose be given at the same time as other vaccines, such as the flu shot?
Yes. Individuals can get a COVID-19 vaccine at and around the same time as other vaccines.
Can COVID-19 Vaccine Cards be replaced if lost?
Yes. When you are vaccinated, you will receive a COVID-19 vaccination record card. Bring this card with you to any other COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
West Virginians who lost their COVID-19 vaccine card can request a replacement by completing this online form