How many doses do I need to get?

The number of doses needed depends on which vaccine you receive. To get the most protection:

  • Two Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses should be given 3 weeks (21 days) apart.
  • Two Moderna vaccine doses should be given 1 month (28 days) apart.
  • Johnson & Johnsons Jansen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose.

If you receive a vaccine that requires two doses, you should get your second shot as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, your second dose may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose, if necessary.. You should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.

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1. Why should I consider vaccinating my child?
2. If we need a booster dose, does that mean the vaccines are not working?
3. Why are booster doses important?
4. How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe?
5. Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?
6. What are the side effects?
7. Do I need to pay for the vaccine?
8. What if I received a bill from my provider for the COVID-19 vaccine?
9. How many doses do I need to get?
10. If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?
11. How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?
12. When am I considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19?
13. Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I'm vaccinated against COVID-19?
14. What is a vaccination record card?
15. Can employers require employees to be vaccinated?
16. If I have an underlying health condition, can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
17. Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I've had an allergic reaction to a vaccine in the past?
18. Can I get COVID-19 vaccine if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
19. Do we know if the vaccine is equally safe for all racial ethnic groups?
20. Where can I report side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
21. What is VAERS?
22. Where can I get the vaccine?
23. Will k-12 schools require the vaccine for in-person learning?