Johns Hopkins Medicine to Offer Third COVID-19 Vaccine Shots for Those with Qualifying Medical Conditions


August 19, 2021 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose for people who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and have a qualifying medical condition, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A third shot has been authorized only for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

Individuals with a qualifying medical condition who have received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are eligible to receive an additional dose of the same vaccine at select Johns Hopkins Medicine vaccination clinics. Eligible individuals must schedule a COVID-19 vaccine third dose in advance, as follows:

The FDA and CDC continue to evaluate data regarding the need for additional doses for other populations. At this time, individuals who received the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are not eligible to receive any additional doses of any authorized COVID-19 vaccines. Read more about getting a COVID-19 third dose at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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(Individuals 12 and older)

Visit a walk-up or mobile vaccination clinic – no appointments necessary.

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Free childcare during vaccine appointments is available through September 6, 2021.

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