The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports the recommendation that anyone 18 and older receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after having received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

After rigorous review of all available data, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Director recommended anyone 18 and older receive a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after the completion of their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine primary series.

This is an important step in increasing access to enhanced protection for people across Wisconsin. While booster doses play an important role, and it is critical that you help folks understand who are eligible and where they can get one, we urge you to continue conversations with your audiences who are not yet vaccinated. Many individuals in our state have not yet been vaccinated, and we need a strong continued focus on increasing primary vaccination among these individuals. You can find a number of resources to support these conversations on the DHS COVID-19 Vaccine Partner and Vaccinator Resources webpage.

For additional information about booster doses, additional doses, and help accessing your COVID-19 vaccine record to determine when you may be recommended for a booster, visit the DHS Additional Doses and Booster Doses webpage. Data on total additional and booster doses administered in Wisconsin is also now available on the COVID-19 Vaccine Data page.

With the high-level of disease transmission in Wisconsin, DHS continues to urge everyone who is not vaccinated to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and for all people to add additional layers of protection including masking up indoors, staying home when feeling sick, and avoiding large indoor gatherings.