Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster now available in N.J. for people 65 and older, and those with certain medical conditions or increased risk of exposure

The New Jersey Department of Health has authorized vaccination sites in the state to begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to people who are eligible to receive them.

Booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be recieved six months after a person completes the primary two-shot vaccine series if one or more of the following apply:

  • You are 65 years and older
  • You are a resident in a long-term care settings
  • You are 50–64 with underlying medical conditions 
  • You are 18–49 with underlying medical conditions 
  • You are18-64 and are at an increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and transmission because of your occupational or institutional setting. This includes healthcare workers.

It is up to you to self-identify whether you fit the criteria. State officials said vaccination providers will not require people to provide proof of a medical condition or a note from a medical provider in order to receive a booster dose in New Jersey.

There are more than 1,600 vaccination sites across the state. More than 1,000 of the sites offer the Pfizer vaccine. Many sites have walk-in availability and extended hours. To find a vaccination site and book an appointment online, visit or call the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545.

Homebound residents of New Jersey who received the Pfizer vaccine can reach out directly to the local health department or complete the intake form available at For assistance completing the survey by phone, contact the call center.

People who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not yet eligible for the booster shots authorized by the federal government.