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What you should know about COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccines

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the importance of taking proactive measures to protect the health and safety of ourselves and those around us. While mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing continue to be important, the development of a COVID-19 vaccine offers renewed hope for the future. As Americans get vaccinated over the next few months, it will minimize the spread of the virus and help put an end to the pandemic.

Why vaccination matters for you

With the survival rate of COVID-19 around 99%, many people question the importance of getting vaccinated. What is important to note is that the virus is extremely contagious and unpredictable. While some people only experience mild symptoms, others, including young, healthy individuals, deal with debilitating effects that can last well into the future.

Vaccination Details

Decide what's best for the health and safety of you and your family. Read up on vaccine administration, storage, safety, and more.

About the Vaccine

Availability

Organizations like CVS Health and Walgreens have established partnerships with the CDC as COVID-19 Vaccination Program Providers. These pharmacies will provide vaccinations once distribution is approved for the general public.

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Eligibility

Because the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first, CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about prioritization of vaccinations.

CDC Recommendations

Did you know?

Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost.

Insured individuals should contact their health plan to inquire about COVID-19 vaccine coverage.

Uninsured Americans should have access to no-cost COVID-19 vaccines through the Provider Relief Fund, a government program that has provided funding to reimburse medical providers (link to our HRSA landing page once url is available) who administer COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured adults. If a provider requests payment for the vaccine, uninsured individuals should ask about the program or consider seeking a different vaccine provider who can utilize the Fund. Click here for additional information.

Additional questions?

Do you still have lingering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution program? Click the link below to read more.

COVID-19 FAQ