Get vaccinated. Protect yourself. Protect your community.
Children, ages 5-11, are now approved on emergency authorization to get the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. Parents are encouraged to get their children vaccinated to protect them and their families from the COVID-19 virus.
The Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 12 or older earlier this year.
Full FDA approval means the public can be confident that the Pfizer vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product. COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to prevent severe illness, hospitalizations, and death.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the use of vaccine booster shots for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for all adults 18 years and older. Also, regardless of the vaccine you received, you may mix-and-match your booster if you choose.
You are eligible for a booster shot if it has been at least six months after your primary dose.
However, if you received the Johnson and Johsnon vaccine, you are eligible for a booster two months after your initial dose and are 18 years or older.
Unvaccinated people are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever.
Those 65 years of age and older will continue to be prioritized. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 Vaccine website offers more information about free vaccination clinics being hosted across the state, as well as ways to find vaccines at local pharmacies.