• For certain indications, the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA, under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19) in individuals 18 years of age and older. There are two presentations/formulations of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine authorized for use.

  • The EUA for the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine is in effect for the duration of the COVID‑19 EUA declaration justifying emergency use of the product, unless the declaration is terminated or the authorization is revoked sooner.

See below for Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine authorized uses.

Who Is Eligible for a Booster Dose?

A first booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered at least 5 months after completion of a primary series of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or spikevax (COVID‑19 Vaccine, mRNA) to individuals 18 years of age or older.

A first booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 18 years of age and older who have completed primary vaccination with another authorized or approved COVID‑19 vaccine. Please check with your healthcare provider regarding timing of the booster dose.

A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older, at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID‑19 vaccine.

A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID‑19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older with certain kinds of immunocompromise.

The CDC has the most current information on who can get a booster dose.

Who Should Not
Get the Vaccine?

You should not get the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine, or if you had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine. Let your vaccination provider know about any allergies you have.

What if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss your options with your healthcare provider.

Can children get the vaccine?

No. The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine is not authorized for use in individuals younger than 18 years of age.

Where Do I Get the Vaccine?

Distribution of Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine, including availability, is being managed by the US Government in coordination with state, territorial, tribal, and local health departments.

For the most current information on vaccine administration sites, contact your healthcare provider or your local health department, or visit https://www.vaccines.gov.

2 doses one month apart

How Is the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine Given?

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or spikevax (COVID‑19 Vaccine, mRNA) will be given to you as an injection into the muscle. The vaccination primary series is two doses given 1 month apart. If you receive one dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of the same vaccine 1 month later to complete the vaccination series. A third primary series dose may be administered at least one month after the second dose to individuals with certain kinds of immunocompromise.

A first booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered at least 5 months after completion of a primary series of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or spikevax (COVID‑19 Vaccine, mRNA) to individuals 18 years of age or older.

A first booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 18 years of age and older who have completed primary vaccination with another authorized or approved COVID‑19 vaccine. Please check with your healthcare provider regarding timing of the booster dose.

A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older, at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID‑19 vaccine.

A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID‑19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older with certain kinds of immunocompromise.

For additional information regarding immunocompromised individuals and booster doses, please visit the CDC COVID‑19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People website or contact your healthcare provider.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Being Vaccinated?

Before receiving the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have any allergies
  • Have had myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart)
  • Have a fever
  • Have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • Are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have received another COVID‑19 vaccine
  • Have ever fainted in association with an injection
What to expect during &
after your injection