COVID-19 vaccine recommendations were updated on April 21. See this update and learn more below.
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Guidance for People Who are Immunocompromised
COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer, more reliable way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines can also offer added protection to people who had COVID-19, including protection against being hospitalized from a new infection.
As with other vaccines, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations, including recommended boosters, when you are eligible.
COVID-19 vaccine and booster recommendations may be updated as CDC continues to monitor the latest COVID-19 data.