Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Immunization Recommendations

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends:

  • Everyone ages 6 months and older in the United States should receive a COVID-19 primary series vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19
  • Everyone ages 5 years and older should receive at least 1 booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine if eligible (i.e., if a booster dose is FDA-approved or FDA-authorized for use in a specified population)
  • For primary series vaccination, mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (i.e., Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech) and Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine are recommended
  • For booster vaccination, mRNA vaccines are recommended
    • Recommendations for booster dose(s) vary based on age, primary series product, and immunocompetence
  • Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine should only be used in limited situations



Page last reviewed: August 17, 2022