From Monday 14th March 2022, if you have have had one booster dose following primary vaccination with J&J, then you are eligible to receive a second booster (of either J&J or Pfizer), 90 days after the first booster.


If your primary vaccination schedule was Pfizer vaccine, then one booster of either Pfizer or J&J is currently available.


Schedule from 14th March:

Primary schedule
Booster doses
One doseMinimum 60 day interval
First boosterMinimum 90 day intervalSecond booster
J&JJ&J or Pfizer
J&J or Pfizer 

OR

Primary schedule
Booster
First dose Minimum 21 day interval
Second dose Minimum 90 day intervalFirst booster
PfizerPfizer
Pfizer or J&J



Immunocompromised individuals who have received an additional dose of the JanssenĀ® vaccine will become eligible to receive a booster dose 60 days after receiving the additional dose.


Immunocompromised individuals who have received an additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine will become eligible to receive a booster dose 90 days after receiving the additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine.


Booster doses are administered to allow the body to boost its immunity to the COVID-19 virus.

Booster doses no longer have to be the same vaccine as the primary vaccination series. 

The decision regarding which vaccine to administer as a booster should be guided by vaccine availability. If both vaccines are available, homologous boosting should be preferred, unless the vaccinee requests to receive a heterologous booster dose, or has a history of experiencing an adverse event following immunisation.


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You don't need to wait for an appointment, if you are eligible, you can go straight to a vaccination site.