The updated Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) vaccines are the only two updated COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available in the US. The FDA is in the process of reviewing a potential third vaccine, an updated Novavax vaccine for people aged 12 and older that is designed to protect against current variants.
The CDC recommends the updated Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older. The prior Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are no longer available.
People ages 5 years and older must receive one updated vaccine dose to be considered up to date.
If you previously received one or more COVID-19 vaccine dose, get one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna updated vaccine — it does not matter which brand.
The updated vaccine can be administered two months after your last dose.
If you recently had COVID-19, you can consider waiting three months before getting your next vaccine dose. You may want to get vaccinated sooner than three months if you are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or getting it again. Talk to your provider about when you should get your next vaccine.