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Visit the CDC website first for the most up-to-date information, including frequently asked questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccination.
Where can I get the vaccine?
- Visit the Vaccines.gov website.
- Text your zip code to 438829 (English), 822862 (Spanish).
- Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY: 888-720-7489).
Where can I learn about additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine and COVID-19 booster shots?
CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days (4 weeks) after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about additional doses on the CDC website. .
Some COVID-19 vaccine recipients can get booster shots, such as:
- People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
- People 18 years and older should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving their Johnson and Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
Learn more about booster shots on the CDC website.
Where can I learn about COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 through 11 years?
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 on the CDC website.How do I report adverse events after receiving or administering the vaccine?
If you think you or someone in your care is:
- Experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
- Having an adverse event following vaccination, but it is not an emergency, contact a healthcare provider for medical advice.
What if I lost my vaccination card or don’t have a copy?
Contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record. Learn more about what you can do if you do not have a COVID-19 vaccination record card.
CDC does not see patients, diagnose illness, provide treatment, prescribe medication, or refer to specialists. For emergencies, see your healthcare provider or go to an emergency room. If you are a healthcare provider, contact your state epidemiologist or local health department.
- Page last reviewed: February 23, 2016
- Page last updated: February 23, 2016
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