The new COVID-19 booster adds protection against both the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and the omicron variant. Shots are now available at Ohio State’s Student Health Services and the Wexner Medical Center. Influenza (flu) vaccines are also now available at Student Health Services and the Wexner Medical Center. Information about scheduling the COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine is available on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.
Individuals can receive the new COVID-19 booster two months after completing any primary series or any previous COVID-19 booster dose.
- The Pfizer bivalent booster is approved for people who are 12 or older.
- Those between the ages of 5-11 may continue to receive the age-appropriate Pfizer monovalent booster.
- The Moderna bivalent booster is approved for people who are 18 or older.
- Student Health Services and the Wexner Medical Center are currently offering only the Pfizer booster due to manufacturer shortages of the Moderna booster.
Complete guidance on COVID-19 vaccine dosing and timing can be accessed via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.