Updated COVID-19 vaccine booster now available to anyone 12 and older

INDIANA – An updated COVID-19 vaccine booster is now available according to IU Health to anyone 12 and older who has completed their initial COVID-19 vaccine.

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Here’s what you need to know:

Do I need a booster shot?
The current vaccines work very well against COVID-19 to protect against hospitalization and death. The updated booster is designed to specifically target current strains of the infectious Omicron variant. It provides new protection that may have decreased since your previous COVID-19 vaccine.

The CDC recommends if you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine shot in the last two months, you should wait to receive the updated booster.

Who is eligible?
Everyone 12 and older can receive the updated booster two months after their most recent COVID-19 shot.

People ages 12-17 can only receive the Pfizer booster. Anyone age 18 or older can receive the Pfizer or Moderna booster.

Where can I get the new booster shot?
Visit ourshot.in.gov to find a vaccine location near you and register online.

How much will it cost?
The updated booster will be available at no cost to you.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine page on our COVID-19 Resource Center.