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Healthcare Personnel

Healthcare personnel continue to be on the front line of the nation’s fight against COVID-19. By providing critical care to those who are or might be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, some healthcare personnel are at increased risk of infection from COVID-19. All healthcare personnel are recommended to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Tips for How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

If you have not already been vaccinated against COVID-19, you can:

  • Talk to your healthcare administrative staff to determine if a vaccine can be made available to you on site.

  • If a vaccine is not available on site, can assist with finding vaccination providers near you.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine: Search, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you in the U.S.

Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Professionals

You can help protect yourself and your patients by getting a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available.

  • Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

  • A COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

  • Depending on the kind of COVID-19 vaccine you get, you might need a second shot 3 weeks (or 21 days) or 4 weeks (or 28 days) after your first shot.

  • Learn more about getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

After getting vaccinated, some people have side effects. Common side effects include:

  • Pain, redness, or swelling where you get your shot

  • Tiredness

  • Headache

  • Muscle pain

  • Chills

  • Fever

  • Nausea

These are normal signs that your body is building protection against COVID-19. Learn more about possible side effects and what to expect after getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

After You Are Fully Vaccinated

For non-healthcare settings:

After you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can resume activities in non-healthcare settings that you did prior to the pandemic. Learn more about what you can do when you have been fully vaccinated.

For healthcare settings:

When you are working in a healthcare setting, different infection prevention and control guidance will apply. Learn more: Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination.

Fast, Easy, Free, and Nearby COVID-19 Vaccination

The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. COVID-19 Vaccines Are Free

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