New eligibility for second COVID-19 booster dose

Governor Kathy Hochul announced new eligibility for a second COVID-19 booster dose.

The State’s guidance follows the FDA’s approval of emergency use authorization for a second booster dose.

It allows adults 50 or older to receive a second booster dose at least four months after their first dose.

Immunocompromised people over the age of 12 can also receive a second booster dose.

Adults 18 to 49, who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, are also eligible four months after their first booster.