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Coloradans should receive all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. While the virus can spread among vaccinated people, people who haven't received their recommended follow-up doses are especially at risk for severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Getting all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccines provides you with the highest level of protection.

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For the highest level of protection against COVID-19, anyone aged 12+ should get a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Schedule your third dose if you are:

  • 12 or older and received your second dose of Pfizer at least five months ago.
  • 18 or older and received your second dose of Moderna at least five months ago.

If you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you should get a second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna two months or more after you first got vaccinated. If you can’t or would prefer not to get Pfizer or Moderna, you can get another dose of Johnson & Johnson.  

Third doses will help keep up your immunity and give you the highest level of protection. Third doses are free and available at any COVID-19 vaccine provider in the state. No insurance, ID, or proof of medical history is required to get a third dose. You can find a provider near you by visiting our vaccine finder page.

The Colorado Health Department of Public Health and Environment has made it clear that COVID-19 vaccine providers cannot turn away people aged 12 and older who want to get a third dose if it has been five months since their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or two months since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit these resources: 

If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccination, talk with a health care provider. 

 

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Copy: For the highest level of protection against COVID-19, get all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including third or fourth doses if appropriate. The number of doses you need depends on your age, health status, and when you first got vaccinated. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster

Copy: The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is by getting all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The number of doses you need depends on your age, health status, and when you first got vaccinated. For more information, visit covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster

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Copy:  For the highest level of protection against COVID-19, make sure you sign up to get all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information about third doses, visit covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is by getting all recommended vaccine doses. For information about recommended doses, visit covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

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Copy: For the highest level of protection against COVID-19, get all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 12-17, you should get a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine five months after your second dose. Anyone 18+ should get a third dose five months after receiving Moderna or Pfizer, or a second dose two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For more information, visit covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: Depending on your age, health status, and when you first got your COVID-19 vaccine, it may be time for you to get your third or fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 12-17, you should get a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine five months after your second dose. Anyone 18+ should get a third dose five months after receiving Moderna or Pfizer, or a second dose two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This will help protect you, your loved ones, and the community from COVID-19. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

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Copy: For the highest level of protection against COVID-19, make sure you get all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. All Coloradans 12+ should get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: If you are 12-17, you should get a third dose of Pfizer vaccine five months after your second dose. Anyone 18+ should get a third dose five months after Moderna or Pfizer, or a second dose two months after the J&J vaccine. covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster

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Copy: All authorized COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free, and effective. If you’re 18 or older, you can get any authorized vaccine for your third dose. Pfizer or Moderna are preferred over J&J. People aged 12-17 may only receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for their third dose at this time. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: Your third dose does not need to be the same kind of vaccine as your first two doses or single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Pfizer or Moderna  are the preferred vaccines for your third dose (or second dose if you first received Johnson & Johnson). Learn more about third doses at  covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

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Copy: All authorized COVID vaccines are safe, free, and effective. If you’re 18+, you can get any authorized vaccine for your third dose. Pfizer or Moderna are preferred. People aged 12-17 may only receive the Pfizer vaccine for their third dose at this time. 

Copy: Your third dose does not need to be the same kind of vaccine as your first two doses or single dose of Johnson & Johnson. CDC recommends you get either Pfizer or Moderna for your third (or second dose if you first received Johnson & Johnson). Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-third-dose-booster

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Copy: Your immunity against COVID-19 can drop over time. Getting your recommended follow-up doses is the best way to keep up protection for you, your loved ones, and the community. Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations will help maintain and build our protection from severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Learn more about follow-up doses by visiting covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: Three doses  of a COVID-19 vaccine (or four doses for some people) give you the highest level of protection from severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Vaccine effectiveness varies by vaccine product and may drop over time. Getting your recommended follow-up doses helps ensure you stay protected after a certain amount of time has passed since you first got vaccinated. This can keep you from getting sick or needing to go to the hospital.

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Copy: Your immunity against COVID-19 can drop over time. Getting a third — or in some cases fourth — dose is the best way to keep up protection for you, your loved ones, and the community. Learn more about all recommended doses by visiting covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: Three doses of a COVID vaccine (or four doses for some people) give you the highest level of protection from severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Getting your recommended follow-up doses helps ensure you stay protected after a certain amount of time has passed since you first got vaccinated.

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Copy: Multiple doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will provide you with the highest level of protection against COVID-19 and its variants. Many other routine vaccines require multiple doses to build up or maintain immunity. Recommendations depend on your age, health status, and when you first got vaccinated. Learn more by visiting covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: Many routine vaccines require multiple doses to work well. It is normal to need multiple doses of a vaccine. Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations will provide you with the highest level of protection from severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Schedule your FREE third dose by visiting covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-finder. 

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Copy: Many routine vaccines require multiple doses to build or maintain immunity. Get all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the highest level of protection. Learn more by visiting covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster

Copy: Many routine vaccines require multiple doses to work well. Getting all recommended doses of the COVID vaccine will provide you with the highest level of protection. Schedule your third dose: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-finder

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Copy: If you are moderately to severely immunocompromised, you may need an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have questions, talk with a health care provider to learn what makes sense for you. You can also visit our website to find out when you should receive your additional dose: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: People who have a moderately to severely compromised immune system should receive a third dose of an mRNA vaccine (like Pfizer or Moderna), followed by a fourth dose three months later, to make sure they have the highest level of protection against COVID-19. Studies show that some people who are immunocompromised don’t build adequate levels of protection after receiving just two doses. Talk with a health care provider for any questions. 

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Copy: If you are moderately to severely immunocompromised, you may need an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine. For information on when you should receive your additional dose, visit covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: People who are immunocompromised should get a third dose of an mRNA vaccine (like Pfizer or Moderna), followed by a fourth dose three months later. Studies show that some people who are immunocompromised don’t build adequate levels of protection after receiving two doses.

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Copy: Third (booster) doses of COVID-19 vaccine use the same ingredients (formulation) as the first two doses. The Moderna third dose is half of the amount of the dose people get for their primary series. Learn more about third doses at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: Third (booster) doses of COVID-19 vaccine use the same ingredients as the first two doses. The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson third (booster) doses are the same dosage as the primary series, while the Moderna third (booster) dose is a smaller dose. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

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Copy: Third (booster) doses of COVID-19 vaccine use the same ingredients (formulation) as the first two doses. The Moderna third dose is half of the amount of the dose people get for their primary series. Learn more at: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: Third (booster) doses of COVID vaccine use the same ingredients as the first two doses. The Pfizer and J&J third (booster) doses are the same dosage as the primary series, while the Moderna third (booster) dose is a smaller dose. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

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Copy: Get all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Colorado has many vaccine providers across the state. You can get your free third dose at any COVID-19 vaccine provider. No identification, insurance, or proof of medical history is required. Find a vaccine provider near you at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder.

Copy: Anyone 12+ should get a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. You can get your FREE third dose at any COVID-19 vaccine provider in Colorado. No identification, proof of insurance, or medical history is required. Bring your vaccination card to your appointment so that your provider can add the information about your third dose. Find a vaccine provider near you: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder.

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Copy: Get all recommended doses of COVID vaccine. Colorado has many vaccine providers across the state. You can get your free third dose at any COVID vaccine provider. No identification, insurance, or proof of medical history is required. Find a provider: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder

Copy: Anyone 12+ should get a third dose of the COVID vaccine. You can get your FREE third dose at any COVID vaccine provider. No cost, identification, proof of insurance, or medical history is required. Find a vaccine provider near you: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder.

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Copy: A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was 90% effective at preventing hospitalization during the omicron wave. People who got their third dose were also 82% less likely to go to urgent care or the emergency room with COVID-19 during omicron, compared to people who hadn’t been vaccinated. Learn more: bit.ly/38cBRTJ 
 
Copy: People who got a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine are less likely to need to go to the ER, urgent care, or hospital with COVID-19. Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations for the highest level of protection from the virus. Learn more: bit.ly/38cBRTJ 

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Copy:  People who got a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine were 90% protected from COVID-related hospitalization during the omicron wave. Learn more: bit.ly/38cBRTJ 

Copy: People who got a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine are less likely to visit the ER or urgent care. Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations for the highest level of protection. Learn more: bit.ly/38cBRTJ 

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Copy: More than 73% of Coloradans aged 5 and older have all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine. More than 53% of Coloradans aged 12 and older got a follow-up dose. You may now be due for a follow-up dose. Third doses are recommended depending on your age, your health status, and when you first got vaccinated.
 
Copy: Check out this chart to figure out when you should get your third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Third doses are recommended depending on your age, health status, and when you first got vaccinated. If you are due for a third dose, schedule an appointment or reach out to your health care provider for more information. 

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Copy: More than 73% of Coloradans age 5+ have received all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID vaccine. More than 53% of Coloradans age 12+ got a follow-up dose. You may be due for a third dose: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-third-dose-booster

Copy: Third — and sometimes fourth — doses of COVID-19 vaccine are recommended depending on your age, health status, and when you first got vaccinated. If you are due for another  dose, schedule an appointment or reach out to a health care provider for more information.

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Copy:  Have you gotten all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine? Vaccines are safe and help prevent COVID-19. Here are the top three benefits of receiving all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine: 

  • In most cases, you won’t need to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.
  • You’ll get the highest level of protection.
  • You are less likely to catch and spread COVID-19.

Schedule your third dose by visiting covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder

Copy: Getting all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine has its benefits! People who have generally don’t need to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19. You will also have the highest level of protection, making it less likely for you and your loved ones to catch or spread COVID-19. Find a vaccine provider near you by visiting covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder.  

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Copy: Here are the top three benefits of getting all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine: 

  • Don’t need to quarantine.
  • Highest level of protection from severe illness. 
  • Less likely to catch and spread COVID-19

Find a vaccine provider: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder.

Copy: Getting all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine has its benefits. Schedule your FREE third dose by visiting covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder

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Copy: Did you know that getting all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine can give you the highest level of protection from COVID-19? A third — and in some cases a fourth — dose will help raise immunity levels and protect those who are most at risk. Learn more about COVID-19 doses at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: Third doses are available and recommended for people 12 years and older. Vaccine effectiveness may decrease over time, and a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine will give you the highest level of protection. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

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Copy: Getting all recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine can give you the highest level of protection. A third — and in some cases fourth — dose will help raise immunity levels and protect those who are most at risk. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: Third doses of COVID-19 vaccine are available and recommended for people aged 12+. Vaccine effectiveness may decrease over time, and a third dose will help bring up immunity levels. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

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Copy: Anyone 50 years or older may get a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if it has been at least four months since their third dose. People who may benefit most from a fourth dose are people who are at higher risk because of their age, medical conditions, or living or working situations. These risk factors make it more likely that you will get very sick or need to be hospitalized from COVID-19. Talking with a health care provider can help you learn whether it’s best for you to get a fourth dose. However, talking with a health care provider is not a requirement for making an appointment. Learn more: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster 

Copy: Are you 50 years or older and received your third dose of COVID-19 vaccine? You may now get a fourth dose if it has been at least four months since your third dose. Learn more: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster  

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Copy: Anyone 50+ may get a fourth dose of the COVID vaccine at least four months after their third dose. Talking with a health care provider can help you learn more about whether a fourth dose is best for you, but it’s not required. Learn more: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster 

Copy: Are you 50 years or older? You may now get a fourth dose of the COVID vaccine if it has been at least four months since your third dose. Learn more about the recommendations: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster

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Copy: If you got two doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, getting a follow-up dose can help keep up protection. It is recommended to get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for your follow-up dose. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: For the highest level of protection from COVID-19, get your recommended follow-up doses after your Johnson & Johnson vaccination. If you got J&J for your first two doses, you may now receive a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna. People who get Pfizer or Moderna after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have shown increased immunity in laboratory studies. For more information visit, covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

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Copy:  If you got two doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, getting a follow-up dose of Pfizer or Moderna four months after your second dose can help keep up protection. Learn more at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.

Copy: For the highest level of protection from COVID, get your follow-up doses of the vaccine. If you got two doses of J&J, you can now get a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna. More @ covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster

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Copy: The FDA authorized fourth doses — and in some cases fifth doses — of the Pfizer or
Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people aged 50 and older and some people who are
immunocompromised. For more information, visit
covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster or call 1-877-268-2926.

Copy: Some people may now get a third, fourth, or fifth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,
depending on which vaccine they originally got and whether or not they are
immunocompromised. For more information, visit
covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster or call 1-877-268-2926.

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Copy: @US_FDA authorized follow-up doses for people aged 50+ and some people who are
immunocompromised. For more information, visit
covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster or call 1-877-268-2926.

Copy: Twitter: Some people may now get another follow-up dose of the COVID vaccine. More info: covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-follow-up-doses-booster.
 

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