Likely. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently discussing the need for booster shots in individuals already vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC is reviewing plans to roll out booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines this fall to help people remain as protected as possible against new COVID variants. According to the CDC website, people may be eligible 8 months after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
The CDC is still reviewing data on whether people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will need a booster, but say it is “likely.”
Just like the original vaccine roll out process, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will decide how boosters should be used across the United States, including which groups will have access to boosters first. Learn more about the ACIP and how they make decisions here.
The above information on booster shots is subject to change based on new data, studies, and recommendations from the CDC, ACIP, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).