Vaccine Information

Vaccines are one of the safest and most effective ways to combat illness. On August 23, 2021 the FDA granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine also received full FDA approval on January 31, 2022.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 has been granted Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is recommended for children and adults except individuals who are allergic to the vaccine or ingredients in the vaccine. The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are authorized for those 6 months and over. Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are authorized for 18 and older. Individuals who are immune-compromised, pregnant, or breastfeeding, should check with their doctor before getting any vaccine.

Registration is now OPEN for the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine event. Book your vaccine appointment here or by calling the COVID-19 call center at 417-874-1211. 

When do I get my next dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

  1. Non-Immunocompromised Individuals
  2. Moderate to Severely Immunocompromised Individuals
Vaccine
Recipient Age
2nd Dose
3rd Dose
1st Booster
2nd Booster
Pfizer/BioNTech
6 months 
to 4 years
3-8 weeks 
after 1st dose
At least 8 weeks after 2nd dose


Pfizer/BioNTech5 years
to 11 years
3-8 weeks 
after 1st dose

At least 5 months after 2nd dose
Pfizer/BioNTech12 years 
and up
3-8 weeks after 1st dose
At least 5 months after 2nd doseAges 50+: At least 4 months after 1st booster
Moderna6 months
to 17 years
4-8 weeks
after 1st dose



Moderna18 years
and up
4-8 weeks after 1st dose
At least 5 months after 2nd doseAges 50+: At least 4 months after 1st booster
Janssen18 years 
and up 


At least 2 months after 1st doseAges 18-49: If primary vaccine and 1st booster were J&J, you may receive a 2nd booster using mRNA at least 4 months after 1st booster.
Ages 50+: At least 4 months after 1st booster (mRNA only). 
Novavax18 years and up3-8 weeks after 1st dose