It depends how old you are, which vaccine you get, and if you are immunocompromised. The vaccines were updated in September 2023 to provide better protection against the currently circulating variants.
Here’s the latest on what it means to be “up-to-date” on COVID vaccination:
For people 5 and older, you are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination once you have received one dose of the updated monovalent vaccine. Getting the updated vaccine is especially important for those at the highest risk of severe COVID-19, including people over 65 and people with certain health conditions.
Babies & children 6 months to 4 years old still need multiple doses of the vaccine because they are less likely to have any immunity to COVID. The number varies by age and vaccine brand, and you can find out more about your family’s specific situation here.
For more information including details for each type of vaccine and a handy tool to check whether you’re up to date, click here.
If you are severely immunocompromised, there are different COVID vaccination guidelines because your immune system may not respond as strongly or effectively to vaccination. To find more information on the best COVID-19 vaccination regimen for you, read this.