COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

Per the CDC guidelines, everyone ages 12 and older who received Pfizer or 18 and older who received Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines is eligible for a booster.

If you received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines

You can receive a booster dose if you are 12 and older if you received the Pfizer vaccine or 18 and older if you received the Moderna vaccine once at least six months have passed since completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e., first and second doses).

You may choose to receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) as the booster.

If you received Johnson & Johnson

You should get a booster if you are 18 years and older.

You can receive a booster dose once at least two months have passed since you received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

You may choose to receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) as the booster.

How to schedule

To schedule an appointment to receive a booster dose on campus, faculty, staff and students can visit (Individuals who are not members of the campus community can call 216.368.1964 to schedule.) Appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

After entering your date of birth, click on “appointments” in the website's navigation and then follow the prompts.

If for some reason you cannot access, you may call 216.368.1964.

Please bring your vaccination card with you to the vaccination site, which is in the former nursing school building, room 1660 (first floor). Please use the entrance immediately east of the Biomedical Research Building (clock tower) on the health sciences podium.

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart have all announced nationwide availability for booster doses as well.

Those with questions should email

Frequently Asked Questions

Several local pharmacies and other providers are offering boosters by appointment and, in some instances, walk-in opportunities. To find locations near you, please visit Ohio’s “Get the Shot” webpage. You also can schedule appointments directly with CVS, Walgreens and Walmart

If you received your vaccination(s) in Ohio, we can provide a new card (that includes your previous vaccine dosage) after you receive your booster. 

If you received your vaccine outside Ohio, please bring a photo of your vaccination card (printed or digital is acceptable). If you do not have a photo of your card, contact your state’s health department to request an official vaccination record or a new card.

When you receive a booster shot, you have the option to either get the same COVID-19 vaccine product (Moderna will be given as a different dose) as you received originally, or a different manufacturer’s  COVID-19 vaccine. You may prefer for the vaccine type that you originally received, or you may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix-and-match dosing for booster shots (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or J&J/Janssen). 

Please consider the benefits and risks of each manufacturer’s vaccine. Staff at the CWRU vaccine sites cannot provide such guidance, so you may also want to discuss options with your healthcare provider before coming to your appointment. 

CWRU students may consult with University Health Services about booster vaccine options by emailing

Faculty and staff—as well as individuals coming from outside the university—should consult with their regular healthcare provider. Clinical information from the CDC about individual risks and benefits can be found on the agency’s website.

Per the CDC’s guidance, adults 18 years and older who have completed a primary series of a non-FDA authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to receive a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.