COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Key Points

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death
  • COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19
  • After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. These are normal signs that your body is building protection. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination, such as tiredness, headache or chills, but they should go away in a few days
  • It typically takes 2 weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. You are not fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine
  • Vaccines are widely accessible in the United States and are available for everyone
  • The CDC recommends that all adults ages 18 year and older get a booster dose.

Authorized Vaccines


Authorized for ages 5+

Pfizer requires 2 doses that are 21 days apart


Authorized for ages 18+

Moderna requires 2 doses that are 28 days apart


Authorized for ages 18+

Janssen requires 1 dose

Boosters and Third Doses

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all adults ages 18 years and older get a booster dose. You can get your booster or third dose from any location that is providing the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information on Boosters visit the CDC’s Booster Shot webpage.

For more information, visit the CDC website.

Choosing Your COVID-19 Booster Shot

If you are 18 years or older you may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Vaccine Locations

Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination

DOH-Brevard has teams to vaccinate homebound seniors in Brevard County. Seniors and/or their caregivers can sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in their home by sending their request by e-mail to

2 1 1 Brevard County


For information about the COVID-19 in Brevard and resources available to people who are impacted, call 2-1-1 between 8am and 6pm.

Or text your ZIP code to 898211 between 9am and midnight.

Vaccine Resources