AUTHORIZED USE

  • Emergency uses of the vaccine have not been approved or licensed by the FDA, but have been authorized by the FDA, under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is authorized in individuals 6 months of age and older as a primary series. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized as a booster dose in individuals 18 years of age and older.

  • The EUA for these products 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.

  • For more information on the EUA authorized uses of the vaccine, refer to the Fact Sheets for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccine Providers) and Full Prescribing Information.

Are Children Eligible for COVID‑19 Vaccination?

A two-dose primary vaccination series of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 6 months of age and older with 1 month between doses.

A third primary series dose of the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 6 months of age and older with certain kinds of immunocompromise.

For more information see the recipient fact sheets.

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?

Any adult or child should not get the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine if they have had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine, or if they had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine. Let your vaccination provider know about any allergies you and/or your child have.

What if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

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

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 will be given to you or your child as an injection into the muscle. The vaccination primary series is two doses given 1 month apart. If you or your child receive one dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, you or your child 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 you or your child receive the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine, tell your healthcare provider about all your/your child's medical conditions, including if you or your child:

  • 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 and
after your injection