Boosters

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. 
 
Learn more about booster doses here: https://bit.ly/COVID19vaxBooster
Learn more about additional primary doses here: https://bit.ly/C19AddlDose 

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​.