Healthy individuals 18 years of age and older (including pregnant women) are recommended to receive a basic immunization plus a booster to build up basic immunity. In addition, booster vaccination is recommended for the following individuals: 

  • Persons aged ≥60 years
  • Persons aged ≥6 months who are at particular risk for severe COVID-19 due to an underlying medical condition
  • Residents of long-term care facilities and persons at increased risk for severe disease progression in inclusion care facilities
  • Personnel in medical facilities and in outpatient and inpatient care facilities with direct patient or resident contact
  • Family members and close contacts of persons for whom a COVID-19 vaccination is unlikely to achieve a protective immune response

If possible, booster vaccination should be given at least 12 months apart from the last previous COVID-19 vaccination or SARS-CoV-2 infection.