Stick it to COVID & Stay Healthy
Anyone age 5 and older who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can find a location through the DPH website or at a local retail pharmacy. Although more and more people are getting vaccinated, we can’t let down our guard against COVID-19, especially as new variants emerge.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a key defense against the virus. Even once you’ve been vaccinated, it's important to continue to keep yourself and others protected by following safety precautions. This includes wearing a mask, washing your hands often and watching your distance around others. Visit our COVID-19 resource page for more health tips.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the CDC’s FAQs page.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Children Ages 5 to 11
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use authorization for children ages 5 to 11 years old. Now, anyone age 5 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Also, certain immunocompromised children ages 5 to 11 may now receive a third primary series dose.
Getting vaccinated is an important way to protect your child’s health during the pandemic, especially as new variants of the virus emerge.
Wellstar will be offering COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 years old. For more information or to book a vaccine appointment, contact your child’s Wellstar pediatrician.
You can also schedule a COVID-19 vaccine for your child at your local retail pharmacy or visit
to find a convenient vaccination site close to you.
COVID-19 Booster Shots
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently amended its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 booster shots. Now, everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot to enhance their protection. Adults ages 50 and older are eligible for a second booster at least four months after their first booster.
Young people ages 12 and older can get their booster, as well. The booster is also available for immunocompromised children ages 5 to 11.
The timing of your booster depends on which vaccine you have received and how long it’s been since you received the vaccine.
If you received Pfizer or Moderna
If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, you should get a booster 5 months after your second shot if you are 18 years of age or older. Adults ages 50 and older are eligible for a second booster at least four months after their first booster. If you are 12 years of age or older, you can get your booster 5 months after your second shot.
If you received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
If you received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, you should get a booster 2 months after your shot if you are 18 years of age or older. Adults ages 50 and older are eligible for a second booster at least four months after their first booster.
Types of booster shots
Please note that your booster may be any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States. That means you can choose the vaccine type you originally received, or mix and match by selecting a different type of vaccine for your booster shot. CDC indicates a preference for people to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). Young people ages 12 and older (or immunocompromised children ages 5 to 11) should receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster.
For more information about boosters, visit
Find a vaccine near you
If you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster, please bring your vaccination card to your local pharmacy or vaccination site to request the COVID-19 booster.
At this time, your Wellstar physician is not able to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at their office. If you need help finding a convenient COVID-19 vaccination site, visit