Mission 15

Mission Details | Boost the Holidays! 

Hello + welcome to our fifteenth collective mission. 

Just in time for the holidays, the booster shot is now recommended by CDC for all those 18 + older. Find answers to frequently asked questions on the booster, + take on Mission 15 as you share with loved ones shareables encouraging them to get their booster shot too. 

⛑️ How to support: 

📋 PS - Mini Mission: Showcasing Our Ambassadors. We're looking for trusted messengers to tell of their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more.

👩‍🏫  Boost your knowledge. 

The CDC now recommends everyone 18 years old + older get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. Find answers to frequently asked questions on the booster shot below as well as resources you can share with those looking for more information. 

Q: What is a booster + do I need to get one?

A: A booster is an extra dose of the vaccine given to someone who's already been vaccinated, but that protection has decreased over time.

Although COVID-19 vaccination remains effective in preventing severe disease, recent data suggest vaccination becomes less effective over time, especially in people aged 65 + older + at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms.

Learn more in this 1-minute video from pharmacist Emily Shafer on Youtube

Q: Who is eligible to get the booster?

A: Federal guidelines recommend that fully vaccinated people 18 + older get a booster shot after 6 months have passed since their initial vaccination.

Visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call (877) VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) to find a site near you. 

Q: Which booster should I get?

A: You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, + others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix + match dosing for booster shots. 

🚀  Boost the holidays! Take on Mission 15 + encourage your communities, friends, + family members to have a safe + healthy holiday season by getting their booster with these easy-to-download shareabales.


Download your favorite:

Computer: right-click + save or drag image to your desktop

Mobile: press + hold, then select save

🎉 Bonus points: Tell us how you boost. To be featured in the Mission 15 status update + recap, provide your feedback + let us know how you share. Your insight + ideas help guide future efforts. (Feedback form is now closed for Mission 15)

📋 Mini Mission: Showcasing Our Ambassadors. The Virginia Department of Health is inviting you + other trusted messengers in the state to help provide vulnerable communities with the latest information for staying safe from COVID-19. Join us in putting a face to the hard work all of our community ambassadors are doing across Virginia. If you are interested in potentially becoming a trusted messenger + sharing your story on camera fill out this form

Key facts, feedback + insight on mission success.

🗓 On December 9, 2021, Mission 15 email was delivered to 4,108 Ambassadors.
⛑️ Within the first week, Mission 15 received 3,025 views. 

-- The Commonwealth thanks you for your support, Ambassadors! --