COVID-19 Vaccine TrackerScience-based information to help you stay informed about the safety and availability of COVID-19 vaccines.
Where to Get Your Vaccination
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available. Check if your healthcare provider is offering COVID-19 vaccination in their clinic, contact your local or state health department (select from list below) or visit your local pharmacy to see if walk-in or appointments are available.
You can also search Vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 800-232-0233 to find a location near you.
Get answers to common and evolving questions around a COVID-19 vaccine.
You may. A vaccine booster is recommended to anyone 5 and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and may not build the same level of immunity to a two-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. For these individuals, CDC recommends a 3-dose primary series of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems can also receive a booster dose 3 months after their third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Certain immunocompromised individuals and people 50+ are recommended to receive a second COVID-19 booster vaccination. The second booster can be given at least 4 months after the initial booster dose to increase protection against severe COVID-19 illness. This is especially important if you are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness.
Speak with your healthcare provider about getting a COVID-19 booster vaccine.
For more information on booster doses visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is a type of coronavirus. Like all viruses, coronaviruses change constantly through mutation, resulting in new variants such as Omicron. The CDC closely monitors variants and has posted information about Omicron. The ways to protect yourself from coronavirus infection haven’t changed. You should be up to date on your recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters. Boosters are available for everyone 5+. Continue washing your hands and stay home when you are sick. Masking provides an additional layer of protection and CDC recommends wearing a mask in public indoor settings where community transmission is substantial or high. Until you are fully vaccinated, maintain social distance from others and wear a mask around those who do not live in your household. Remember that breakthrough infections are expected in fully vaccinated people. Vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
There is no exact date. The reason COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective is because there is a rigorous process all vaccines go through before they become widely available. You can learn more about how vaccines are approved at Lung.org/vaccines.
COVID-19 and Lung Health
Better For It - COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkits
It will take all of us to bring this pandemic under control, and we invite you to download our resources to help spread the word in your community.
The American Lung Association urges members of the public to always consult with their own healthcare providers about whether this or any vaccine is appropriate for them.
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Page last updated: May 26, 2022