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Booster shots are here. Take our quiz to see if you need one

Updated Nov. 12, 2021

Scientists and federal health agencies debated COVID-19 boosters for weeks, and are now recommending them for all three approved vaccines, for some — but not all — Americans.

Feeling a little lost in all the details about who is currently supposed to get a booster? Take our quiz to understand what federal health officials advise in your situation, based on the current scientific evidence. Note: Some states, including California and Colorado, are now offering boosters to all adults.

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To learn more about the debate around boosters and the evidence that vaccine immunity is waning for certain groups of people, read our booster FAQ.

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Pien Huang is a health reporter on the Science desk. She was NPR's first Reflect America Fellow, working with shows, desks and podcasts to bring more diverse voices to air and online.
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