Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

Last updated: May 20, 2022

Pfizer vaccines and boosters are available by appointment for established patients in our Primary Care centers. Schedule an appointment using MyChart. Patients under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive a vaccination or booster at Henry Ford. Check eligibility below.

Coming Soon: Boosters for children ages 5 to 11 years

Boosters of Pfizer have been authorized by the FDA and CDC for all children ages 5 – 11 who received their second primary dose at least 5 months ago. See the grids below for eligibility and timing. Henry Ford Health is preparing to expand booster availability for patients at our Pediatric and Primary Care sites. Please check this web site in the coming days for updates. If you would like a booster for your child sooner, please visit www.michigan.gov/covidvaccine for options.

If you are not a Henry Ford patient or you would like other options for vaccination, we encourage you to visit www.michigan.gov/covidvaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

Non-Immunocompromised Individuals

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Vaccine
Primary Dose #1
Primary Dose #2
Booster #1 Booster #2
Pfizer
Ages 5+ Ages 5+
21 days first primary dose
Ages 5+
Five months after second primary dose
Ages 50+
Four months after booster #1
Moderna Ages 18+ Ages 18+
28 days after first primary dose
Ages 18+
Five months after second primary dose
Ages 50+
Four months after booster #1
Johnson & Johnson Ages 18+ None Ages 18+
Two months after first primary dose; can be Pfizer or Moderna
Ages 18+
Pfizer or Moderna, four months after booster #1

Immunocompromised Individuals

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Vaccine
Primary Dose #1
Primary Dose #2
Primary Dose #3
Booster #1 Booster #2
Pfizer
Ages 5+ Ages 5+
21 days first primary dose
Ages 5+
28 days after second primary dose
Ages 5+
Three months after third primary dose, can be Pfizer or Moderna for ages 18+, must be Pfizer for ages 12-17
Ages 12+
Four months after booster #1, must be Pfizer vaccine
Moderna Ages 18+ Ages 18+
28 days after first primary dose
Ages 18+
28 days after second primary dose
Ages 18+
Three months after third primary dose, can be Pfizer or Moderna
Ages 18+
4 months after booster #1, can be Pfizer or Moderna
Johnson & Johnson Ages 18+ Ages 18+
28 days after first primary dose, can be Pfizer or Moderna
None Ages 18+
Three months after dose 2, can be Pfizer or Moderna
Ages 18+
Four months after booster #1, must be Pfizer or Moderna

Please review these COVID-19 vaccine recommendations from the CDC for people who are immunocompromised.

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