How Do I Find a COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster?


Find COVID-19 Vaccines or Boosters Near You

Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

There are several ways you can look for vaccination providers near you in the United States.

  • Visit Vaccines.gov to find vaccination providers near you. In some states, information may be limited while more U. S. vaccination providers and pharmacies are being added. Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccination Locations on Vaccines.gov.

  • Text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find vaccine locations near you in the United States.

  • Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or community health center if they provide vaccines.

  • Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination appointments are available. Find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

  • Contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area.

Process for Finding a COVID-19 Vaccine Is Always the Same

Whether you want to schedule your first dose, or any other doses, the process to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider is always the same.

  • If you need help scheduling a vaccination after you’ve had your first shot, contact the location that set up your first appointment.

  • If you need to get another dose in a location that is different from where you received your previous shot (for example, if you moved to a different state or attend school in a different state) you can find a vaccine provider by following any of the recommendations above.

  • If you are having trouble or have questions about using a vaccination management or scheduling system, reach out to the organization that enrolled you in the system. This may be your state or local health department, employer, or vaccination provider.

COVID-19 booster shots and additional primary doses are available wherever COVID-19 vaccine primary series shots are being given.

Scheduling Vaccination Appointments

Most vaccination providers schedule vaccination appointments online. To schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment, visit vaccine providers online scheduling services. If you have a question about scheduling your vaccination appointment contact a vaccination provider directly.

  • CDC cannot schedule a vaccination appointment.

  • CDC cannot assist with verifying, rescheduling, or cancelling your vaccination appointment.

If you need to verify, reschedule, or cancel a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, contact the location that set up your appointment. If you need to schedule a second-dose, additional-dose, or booster-dose appointment and the location where you received your other dose(s) is no longer offering COVID-19 vaccine, you may be able to get an appointment at another location. Contact your state or local health department for help or look for other COVID-19 vaccination providers near you.

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Free to Anyone in the United State

COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone ages 5 years and older at no cost. Vaccines were paid for with taxpayer dollars and will be given free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of health insurance or immigration status.

  • CDC does not require U.S. citizenship for individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Jurisdictions (state, tribal, local, and territorial) cannot add U.S. citizenship requirements or require U.S. citizenship verification as a requirement for vaccination.

Be aware of scams

If anyone asks you to pay for access to a COVID-19 vaccine, you can bet it’s a scam. Don’t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to a vaccine for an extra fee. COVID-19 vaccination providers cannot:

  • Charge you for a vaccine

  • Charge you directly for any administration fees, copays, or coinsurance

  • Deny vaccination to anyone who does not have health insurance coverage, is underinsured, or is out of network

  • Charge an office visit or other fee to the recipient if the only service provided is a COVID-19 vaccination

  • Require additional services in order for a person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; however, additional healthcare services can be provided at the same time and billed as appropriate

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

The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the U.S., regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.


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