Benefits Updates During COVID-19

As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve, below are important updates regarding Princeton University healthcare plans and wellness resources.

COVID-19 Booster Shot

Following approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based on guidance from the organization's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots are now available for certain individuals. For medical guidance on vaccines and boosters, contact your healthcare provider or visit Vaccines.gov.

The following are guidelines set by the ACIP and CDC for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots:

  • People age 65 or older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their mRNA primary series.
  • People age 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their mRNA primary series.
  • People age 18 or older who received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least two months after their vaccination.
  • People age 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their mRNA primary series based on their individual benefits and risk.
  • People age 18 to 64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their mRNA primary series.

If you have questions, contact the Benefits Team at (609) 258-3302 or benefits@princeton.edu.


For current learning opportunities, refer to Learning & Development Updates During COVID-19
For various time off benefits available, refer to Time Off Options for Staff Due to COVID-19.
For helpful benefits, wellness, work-related, and other information, refer to the HR Coronavirus Resources for Employees webpage.