The COVID-19 vaccine is available for everyone 6 months and older. Because the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, the fall vaccine is designed to match the changing virus and help protect people from serious illness, hospitalization and death. If you have had a previous COVID-19 shot, you should wait at least two months before getting the fall vaccine. If you have a compromised immune system, you may need the vaccine sooner.
Talk with a health care provider to decide what is best for you. Safe and effective vaccines are the best way to protect against COVID-19. It is especially important for those at higher risk of complications — people 65 and older, children younger than 5, pregnant women and those with certain medical conditions, like asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.