Second booster available for those 50+, immunocompromised individuals age 12+ at campus vaccine clinic

Following updated guidance and approval by the FDA, individuals age 50 and older and individuals age 12 and older who are immunocompromised may now receive a second booster dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Eligible Purdue faculty, staff, students, retirees, spouses and dependents can make an appointment for their second booster at the campus vaccine clinic, which offers only the Pfizer vaccine.

Following CDC guidelines, individuals who fall into any of the below categories are encouraged to receive their second booster. The timing of receiving a second booster may depend on individual circumstances, such as upcoming travel.

  • Individuals age 50 years and older who received an initial COVID-19 booster dose (regardless of which vaccine was used) at least 4 months ago; 
  • Individuals age 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised who received an initial COVID-19 booster dose (regardless of which vaccine was used) at least 4 months ago; and
  • Individuals age 18 years and older who received both a primary dose and a booster dose of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago.

How to make a booster shot appointment 

Booster shots are available at the vaccine clinic in the Córdova Recreational Sports Center by appointment only

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.

If you have questions about the timing or utility of the booster, contact the PPHC or your personal physician to discuss with a trusted healthcare professional.