COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Science-based information to help you stay informed about the safety and availability of a COVID-19 vaccine

The Path to Defeating COVID‑19

As the trusted champion for lung health, the American Lung Association is focused on slowing the spread and defeating COVID-19. To further protect the overall population and those most vulnerable, we need a sufficiently high proportion of the population to get vaccinated to stop coronavirus transmission. The introduction of COVID-19 vaccines gives us hope. 

We encourage everyone to consider getting a vaccine once one is available to them. 

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From hugging grandma to attending the big game, COVID-19 vaccination is the start of a chain reaction to return to what we love.

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Better For It - COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Progress to Date in the U.S.

37% of the total U.S. population has been fully vaccinated.
47% of the total U.S. population has received at least one dose.

You can view vaccination rates by age, geographic, race or ethnicity on this CDC Vaccine Tracker.

Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Three vaccines are currently authorized for emergency use. All currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and reduce your risk of severe illness. The best COVID-19 vaccine is the first one that is available to you. You're considered "fully vaccinated" two weeks after your final shot.

Pfizer-BioNTech

  • People 12 years and older
  • 2 doses, 21 days apart

Moderna

  • People 18 years and older
  • 2 doses, 28 days apart

Johnson & Johnson

  • People 18 years and older
  • 1 dose

Where to Get Your Vaccination

Select your state below to visit your health department for more information on how and when you can get your COVID-19 vaccination. You can also search for availability through your local pharmacy by visiting VaccineFinder.org.

Do You Plan to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The American Lung Association encourages everyone to talk to their doctor about planning for the COVID-19 vaccine. To stop the spread of infection and end the pandemic, the U.S. needs widespread adoption of the COVID-19 vaccine. Will you get vaccinated?

Vaccine FAQs

Get answers to common and evolving questions around a COVID-19 vaccine.

What Can I Do Once I'm Fully Vaccinated?

Once you're fully vaccinated (2 weeks after second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) you can start doing some activities you had to stop because of the pandemic. The CDC has more guidance on how to be safe once you're fully vaccinated.

I had the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and now I’m worried about blood clots. What should I watch for?

Of the over 8 million vaccines administered, there have been 15 reported cases to date of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome(TTS). While this is an extremely rare side effect, it’s also severe and important to know what to watch for. Symptoms typically develop 5 to 13 days after being vaccinated and include an unusual or severe headache, severe abdominal pain or a painful, swollen leg, possibly accompanied by a skin rash of tiny reddish-purple spots.

If you experience any of these symptoms you should immediately contact your healthcare provider. Tell them when you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, what symptoms you are experiencing, and that are aware that people with suspected TTS should not be given the blood thinner heparin because it could worsen symptoms.

Will COVID-19 vaccines protect me against the emerging variants?

There are multiple variants of the novel coronavirus circulating globally. These variants seem to spread more easily and faster than other variants. So far, studies suggest that antibodies produced through vaccination with currently authorized vaccines recognize these variants. This is being closely studied. We do not know how these variants may affect existing therapies, vaccines and tests. There are studies underway to understand just that.

Learn more about new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 on the CDC site.

Vaccine Safety

The U.S. has an established vaccine safety system that ensures all vaccines are as safe as possible. The safety of a COVID-19 vaccine is a top priority. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

Register for V-Safe After Vaccine Health Checker

Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose. Learn more and register.

Facts about Vaccines

Learn about vaccines for respiratory diseases, how they are made and how they have evolved.

COVID-19 Town Hall Series

Health experts come together in this webinar series to discuss topics surrounding the health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all Americans.
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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 17, 2021

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