COVID-19 isn’t discriminating by age — younger people are dying, too
The delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is not only much more contagious, but it doesn’t discriminate by age as much as earlier variants did.
Ohio State offers third dose vaccines and booster vaccines for COVID-19. We follow eligibility standards set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).
Third dose: An additional dose of vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) given to immunocompromised patients who may not have had an adequate response to the first two doses because of an impaired immune system
Booster dose: An additional dose of vaccine (currently only Pfizer) given to patients expected to have had a normal immune response to the first two doses, but who are at risk for waning immunity against COVID-19 over time
At this time, there is no booster recommendation for those who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
The CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose.
At this time there is no additional dose recommendation for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
All booster and third dose vaccines must be scheduled in advance to validate your previous vaccine doses and make sure you receive the correct manufacturer. If you think you’re eligible for a third dose vaccine, log in to MyChart or call 614-688-8299 (VAXX) to schedule. When scheduling, you'll be able to choose from any of our vaccination sites.