Pfizer booster shots now available at campus clinic to eligible recipients of COVID-19 vaccines from other manufacturers
Updated Dec. 2
Make an appointment for a booster shot here.
Following updated guidance and approval by the FDA, individuals age 18 and older who were vaccinated against COVID-19 with any vaccine that has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization or WHO approval — including the Moderna (two doses) or Johnson & Johnson (single dose) vaccines — may now choose to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot at the campus vaccine clinic.
Individuals wishing to take this “mix and match” approach must meet the following criteria:
- Those who received the J&J vaccine may receive the Pfizer booster shot at least two months after receiving their original inoculation.
- Those who received the Moderna or Pfizer two-dose vaccine may receive the Pfizer booster shot at least six months after their second dose was administered.
- Those who received an approved vaccine not available in the United States may receive the Pfizer booster shot at least six months after their second dose was administered.
Purdue faculty, staff, students, retirees, spouses and dependents age 18 and older are eligible for the Pfizer booster at the campus location.
Because the Purdue campus community is an environment that is at a higher risk for transmission of the virus, all Boilermakers are encouraged to receive the booster shot.
How to make a booster shot appointment
Booster shots are available at the vaccine clinic in the Córdova Recreational Sports Center by appointment only. Make an appointment.
You must bring to your appointment proof of previous COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who received the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana but have misplaced their CDC verification card can visit the Co-Rec vaccine clinic in advance of their appointment to receive a new copy of their card.
The campus vaccine clinic at the Co-Rec is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Up to 50 appointments per hour are available for the booster.
Purdue currently is not requiring the booster shot for a person to be considered fully vaccinated, and individuals who receive the booster do not need to submit proof of receiving it at this time. Retain your COVID-19 vaccination card, however, to provide proof of vaccination status in case validation becomes necessary on campus or elsewhere (e.g., for travel). As a backup, capture an image of your vaccine verification card on your mobile phone.To discuss whether you are eligible to receive the Pfizer booster shot or for additional information about COVID-19 vaccines, call the Protect Purdue Health Center at 765-496-4636 (toll-free at 833-571-1043) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.