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Information about Booster Shots


  • Moderna Bivalent is FDA Emergency Use Authorized for use as follows:
    • Available to those aged six months through 5 years (1 month after receiving a single dose of Moderna monovalent or two months after receiving two doses of Moderna monovalent)
    • Available to those aged six years and older (2 months after any monovalent COVID-19 vaccine) 
  • Pfizer Bivalent is FDA Emergency Use Authorized for use as follows:
    • Available to those aged six months through 4 years (3 weeks after receiving a single dose of Pfizer monovalent, eight weeks after receiving two doses of Pfizer monovalent, OR 2 months after receiving three doses of Pfizer monovalent)
    • Available to those aged five years and older (2 months after any monovalent COVID-19 vaccine)
  • Novavax is available under EUA Authorization for Booster Doses
    • Available to those aged 18+ if you are unable or unwilling to receive a Pfizer or Moderna Bivalent Booster and you meet the following requirements:
      • You completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series at least six months ago
      • You have not gotten any other booster dose
  • It is safe to obtain a different brand of booster dose from your primary series. (For example: If you received Moderna for your primary series or any booster doses, you can choose either Pfizer OR Moderna for your bivalent booster).

Over 200 sites in Ventura County offer COVID vaccines, including a network of medical offices, community clinics, pharmacies, Public Health clinics, and mobile clinics.

Vaccine appointments can be scheduled on MyTurn.ca.gov or by calling (833) 422-4255. Appointments are encouraged at county clinics. The Public Health clinic schedule is available at vchca.org/covid-19-vaccine-information. All booster doses for those five and older will be with the bivalent booster vaccine.

Residents are required to bring proof they have completed their initial vaccination series, which can be in the form of a white vaccination card, a photo of the white card, or a digital record of the previous two doses. At some sites, residents may be asked to sign an attestation form indicating they meet the criteria to receive a booster. Digital vaccine records can be accessed at https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/.

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging provides no-cost transportation to vaccination sites for those who need support. Services can be requested at 805-477-7300.

Visit the California Department of Public Health’s website for more information.

COVID-19 Booster FAQs

  • 1. Who is eligible for a bivalent booster shot? +

    You may obtain a bivalent booster shot if you are 6 months and older, and it has been 2+ months since you completed your primary series or last monovalent booster dose.
  • 2. What do I need to bring to get a booster? +

    Bring your vaccination card with you to your appointment so your provider can fill in the information about your booster shot. If you do not have one visit https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ to get a digital COVID-19 vaccine record.
  • 3. Can I mix vaccines? +

    Yes. People may receive booster shots of either the vaccine they originally received or a different vaccine.
  • 4. Do I need an appointment? +

    Appointments are encouraged at Public Health clinics and mobile clinics. If you prefer to have an appointment, schedule one at MyTurn.ca.gov or call 433-422-4255.
  • 5. Can you get a flu shot and a COVID vaccine or booster at the same time? +

    Yes, a person can receive both their flu and COVID vaccine on the same appointment if they wish. You may get your shots in different arms (thigh/vastus lateralis) or in the same arm at least one inch apart. Find a flu shot clinic at www.vchca.org/flu-shots/.
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