Have you gotten your COVID-19 booster shot? Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes encourages you to join him in rolling up your sleeve to receive that extra dose of protection. The COVID-19 vaccine is proven to be safe and effective at preventing death or serious illness from the virus.

Booster Shot Eligibility

The following groups are currently eligible for booster shots:

  • Ages 18+ Who Received Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: People who are 18 and older who received a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least two months after their Johnson & Johnson shot
  • Ages 65+ and Long-Term Care Residents: People who are 65 years and older or who live in long-term care settings who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at least six months after their second shot
  • Ages 50+ With High-Risk Health Conditions: People who are ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions (listed below) who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at least six months after their second shot
  • Ages 18+ With High-Risk Health Conditions: People who are ages 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions (listed below) who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at least six months after their second shot
  • Ages 18+ in Jobs or Settings With Increased COVID-19 Risk: People who are ages 18-64 years who are at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of where they work or reside (examples below) who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at least six months after their second shot

Individuals self-identify as belonging to an eligible category and are not required to provide proof of a medical condition or a note from a medical provider.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

With the holidays approaching and the Delta variant continuing to impact the state, all eligible individuals are encouraged to get booster shots as they consider travel and gatherings for the holiday season.