On October 22, the Oregon Health Authority announced new guidelines recommending a booster dose of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Recipients of the Moderna vaccine may receive a booster six months after completing their primary vaccination series, and recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may receive a booster two months after receiving their first dose.

Eligibility for boosters was announced for the following groups:

Moderna and Pfizer
  • 65 years of age and older.
  • 18 years and older at high risk of severe COVID-19 (underlying conditions).
  • 18 years and older with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to COVID-19 (including individuals in long term care settings).

Johnson & Johnson
  • 18 years or older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.