Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

Last updated: December 6, 2021

COVID-19 Booster at Henry Ford

Henry Ford offers boosters of Pfizer to established patients at our Primary Care sites. Schedule an appointment for a booster using MyChart.
Here’s what to know:

  • Ages 18+ who were vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago can receive a booster shot.
  • Ages 18+ who were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson at least 2 months ago can receive a booster shot.
  • Regardless of the vaccine you already received, if you are 18+ you can receive any vaccine for your booster shot.
  • Henry Ford offers the Pfizer vaccine.

Special Instructions for Immunocompromised People

Immunocompromised people ages 12+ who received Pfizer: If you are fully vaccinated with Pfizer, 28 days after your second shot, you can receive a third dose. Six months after the third dose, adults 18 years and older can receive a booster dose. The booster (fourth shot) can be any of the available vaccines.

Immunocompromised people ages 18+ who received Moderna: If you are fully vaccinated with Moderna, 28 days after your second shot, you can receive a third, full dose. Six months after the third dose, you can receive a booster of any of the available vaccines. The Moderna booster is a half dose. (Please note that Henry Ford does not offer Moderna vaccine.)

Immunocompromised people ages 18+ who received Johnson & Johnson: You can receive a booster of any available vaccine two months after the original dose.

If you are not a Henry Ford patient or you would like Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please visit www.michigan.gov/covidvaccine for options near you.

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