COVID-19 Vaccines

Stay Up to Date 

An updated season 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine is now available. CDC encourages everyone to stay up to date on their vaccines, especially those with chronic medical conditions. 

Everyone age 6 months and older should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine. 

  • Everyone ages 5 years and older is recommended to receive 1 dose of updated (2023-2024 Formula) mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Children ages 6 months to 4 years, depending on vaccination history may need 1 to 3 doses of updated COVID vaccine. 
  • People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may receive 1 or more additional updated COVID vaccine doses. 

For those who are unable or choose not to get an updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may choose to receive Novavax. 

  • Must be 12 years and older
  • 2 dose primary series 

Benefits of Getting Vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccines help protect people in these ways: 

  • They greatly reduce your chance of getting seriously ill, even if you do get COVID-19
  • They are highly effective at building protection against COVID-19
  • They add to the number of people in the community who are protected from getting COVID-19 - making it harder for the disease to spread

How Would COVID Vaccines Work in Your Body

Tools For Patients

Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask and staying at least 6 feet away from others helps reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the infection control measures available to us to help stop this pandemic.