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COVID-19 Booster Shots Approved & Available

Updated January 7, 2022: The FDA and the CDC have now updated the wait time for the Moderna booster after completion of the initial 2 shot series. For those 18 and older, the booster is now available 5 months after completing the initial series instead of 6 months. If you have questions, please schedule an appointment with your Provider or send a message through the patient portal. If you are ready to schedule your booster, self-schedule or call to book!

Updated November 22nd, 2021 – The U.S. FDA and CDC have approved the booster shot for all adults 18 years of age or older. Read below for information on the mix and match dosing of vaccines, scheduling, and Med First locations that offer the booster shot.

The U.S. FDA has amended the Covid-19 vaccine EUA and approved a single booster dose for all adults. The CDC has also recommended the booster according to the below schedule and criteria.

If you received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible for a booster shot at 5 months or more after completing the initial series. You must be 18 years of age or older.

If you received the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine you are eligible to receive a single booster if you received the initial vaccine, at least 2 months ago. You must be 18 years of age or older.

Med First locations offering the COVID-19 Booster

  • Physician’s Immediate & Primary Care – Jacksonville
  • Southwest Jacksonville
  • New Bern
  • James City
  • Statesville
  • Swansboro
  • Southport
  • Richlands
  • Sneads Ferry
  • Emerald Isle
  • Kenansville
  • Chapel Hill
  • Wake Forest
  • Roanoke Rapids
  • Smithfield
  • Thomasville
  • Greensboro

FDA and CDC authorize Mix & Match Boosters

The FDA has determined that the known and potential benefits of the use of a single booster dose outweigh the known and potential risks of their use in eligible people.

CDC’s recommendations now allow for mix and match dosing for booster shots. This means that whether you prefer to receive the vaccine that you originally received, or if you want to get a different booster, you have options.

Read the detailed information from the FDA and the CDC at the links below.