Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

Last updated: July 6, 2022

Pfizer vaccines and boosters are available by appointment for established patients in our Primary Care and Pediatric 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.

See the grids and FAQs below for more information, including eligibility and timing. If you or your child are not a Henry Ford Health patient, please visit www.michigan.gov/covidvaccine for vaccination options.

COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years old

Parents and legal guardians can schedule vaccine appointments for their children ages 6 months through 4 years using MyChart or by calling their Henry Ford Health physician’s office. Children can also receive their vaccines during already-scheduled primary care appointments, including most routine childhood vaccination appointments. If your child is not a Henry Ford Health patient, please visit www.michigan.gov/covidvaccine for vaccination options.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters for Non-Immunocompromised People

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Vaccine
Primary Dose #1
Primary Dose #2
Primary Dose #3  Booster #1 Booster #2
Pfizer
Ages 6 months+ Ages 6 months+
21 days after first primary dose

 Ages 6 months through 4 years
8 weeks/2 months after the second primary dose
Ages 5+
Five months after second primary dose
Ages 50+
Four months after booster #1
Moderna Ages 6 months+ Ages 6 months+
28 days after first primary dose
 None Ages 18+
Five months after second primary dose
Ages 50+
Four months after booster #1
Johnson & Johnson Ages 18+ None  None Ages 18+
Two months after first primary dose; can be Pfizer or Moderna
Ages 18+
Pfizer or Moderna, four months after booster #1

COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters for Immunocompromised People

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Vaccine
Primary Dose #1
Primary Dose #2
Primary Dose #3
Booster #1 Booster #2
Pfizer
Ages 6 months+ Ages 6 months+
21 days after first primary dose
Ages 6 months through 4 years
8 weeks/2 months after the second 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 5-17
Ages 12+
Four months after booster #1, must be Pfizer vaccine
Moderna Ages 6 months+ Ages 6 months+
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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