Last Update: Sep 23, 2022.

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Can you get a booster shot if you recently had COVID?

Yes, you can and should get the vaccine if you previously were infected with the COVID-19 virus. The CDC recommends you get vaccinated even if you have already had COVID-19 because you can catch it more than once.

Are Mason students required to get a COVID-19 vaccine? No, although Mason strongly encourages all students to get vaccinated and get a booster shot. You can make an appointment for a vaccine or booster on the Fairfax Campus.

Updated booster shot Get a booster shot as soon as you're eligible: Everyone 12+ who has had their primary series should get the updated booster at least 2 months after any COVID vaccine or booster dose.

nIf you need to get your booster shot in a location different from where you received your previous shot, there are several ways you can find a vaccine provider. Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.n

When To Have The Booster Shot If You Have Recently Had COVID

Evidence shows that getting a vaccine after you recover from a COVID-19 infection provides added protection to your immune system. So, it is certainly worth getting the booster shot even though you may have recovered from COVID-19 recently.

When To Have The Booster Shot If You Have Recently Had COVID

Evidence shows that getting a vaccine after you recover from a COVID-19 infection provides added protection to your immune system. So, it is certainly worth getting the booster shot even though you may have recovered from COVID-19 recently.

nEveryone ages 16 years and older can get a booster shot after they have completed their COVID-19 vaccine primary series. People ages 16 to 17 years old can get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot.n

You should not get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine if you: had a severe allergic reaction after a previous shot of this vaccine (shot) had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine (shot)

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccination For Children And Teens

nShould children get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? Everyone ages 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 booster shot. Currently a booster shot is not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age. Learn more about booster shots. Related page: COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations for Children and Teensn

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccination For Children And Teens

nChoosing Your COVID-19 Booster Shot Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred. You may get Johnson Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in some situations.n

nIf you received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you should get the same product when you need a second shot or additional primary dose. However, mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines is allowed for booster shots.n

Research suggests that getting a booster dose can decrease your risk of infection and severe illness with COVID-19. People who have a moderately or severely weakened immune system should get an additional primary shot and a booster shot.

Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Or Extra Shots Recommended?

Research suggests that getting a booster dose can decrease your risk of infection and severe illness with COVID-19. People who have a moderately or severely weakened immune system should get an additional primary shot and a booster shot.

Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Or Extra Shots Recommended?

Appointments are preferred; however, you can walk-in at our designated locations. 8105 Veterans Way, Montgomery, Alabama. If you choose, you can also receive your booster shot at no cost to you outside of VA. You can locate a vaccine site at Vaccines.gov - Search for COVID-19 vaccine locations.

•If you get pregnant after receiving your first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine), you should get your second shot to get as much protection as possible.