Vaccines and Booster Shots
Our communities must do everything they can to care for themselves and others. Studies show that Hispanic and Latino individuals are at greater risk of infection, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 complications. Vaccines are available, safe, and effective for everyone ages 6 months and older, and have been proven to decrease the likelihood of severe illness or need for hospitalization.
Booster shots work by giving your body an extra dose of antibodies that help you create immunity against the COVID-19 virus and stay healthy longer. Just like regularly washing our hands, eating healthy, and staying active, booster shots are that extra line of defense that keeps us healthy and our immune systems strong.
Booster shots are available to everyone ages 5 and older who received their first—or primary series of COVID-19 vaccinations at least five months ago*.
*Two months if you had the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Booster shots have been proven to be safe and effective at reducing your chances of getting severely sick or hospitalized from COVID-19.