What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?
An individual is not considered fully vaccinated until:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (example: Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (example: Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine)
Penn will accept those vaccines that have been “pre-qualified” or authorized for “Emergency Use Listing” (EUL) by the World Health Organization (WHO) evaluation process. As of July 13, that list includes:
- Pfizer-BioNTech (fully approved by the U.S. FDA)
- Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
Booster Shots (Third Doses) of the COVID-19 Vaccine
According to the CDC, individuals are eligible for a booster five months after their second dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or two months after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Those who received a vaccine listed on the World Health Organization’s emergency use listing are eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot five months after completion of their vaccination series. For more information, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots website.