Booster shots for those who received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines and meet the qualifications are available on the Seacoast.

The Moderna and Pfizer booster shots can be administered six months after their initial dosage to those age 65 and older or age18+ who live in long-term care settings, who have underlying medical conditions or who work or live in high-risk settings.

Pfizer booster shots were approved in September.

The CDC said that all those 18 and older who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are eligible two months after receiving their dosage.

The vaccines can be "mixed and matched" for the booster shot,  according to the CDC. If you received a full dosage of the Pfizer vaccine, for example, you can choose the Moderna vaccine as your booster.

The booster are available at these pharmacies:

  • CVS is accepting appointments on its website for all three
  • Rite Aid is accepting appointments on its website for Pfizer and Moderna. Johnson & Johnson appointments can be made starting Monday, Oct. 25
  • Walgreens is accepting appointments on its website for all three
  • Walmart is accepting appointments on its website for all three

Almost 55% of New Hampshire residents are fully vaccinated while 60% have received at least one dose as of Friday, according to the state COVID-19 dashboard.

Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced on Friday that nearly 80% of eligible Maine residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“As we have seen, the more dangerous and infectious Delta variant is driving hospitalizations and illness, primarily among those who are unvaccinated, and presents a serious risk to the health of Maine people," Mills said. "This is why it is all the more important for folks to get vaccinated. These are the vaccines we were all hoping and praying for a year ago. Now we have them, and we should take full advantage of them."

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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