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Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey?

Last Updated: 01/10/2022

Everyone 5 years or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey and encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

  • All adults (18 and older) are eligible for the two-dose Pfizer, two-dose Moderna or one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
  • All adolescents ages 12 through 17 are eligible for the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
  • All children ages 5 through 11 are eligible for the pediatric two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
  • Everyone 12 and older should get a booster shot if it has been at least 5 months after your second Pfizer or Moderna shot, or 2 months after your one dose Johnson & Johnson shot. At this time, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 12 to 17. Learn more.
  • People who are moderately to severely immune compromised are eligible for a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Vaccines are available to all New Jerseyans, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

Read here for more information about booster doses and third dose shots.

See where you or a loved one can find a vaccine appointment at covid19.nj.gov/finder.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and New Jersey's vaccination efforts at covid19.nj.gov/vaccine.