How Do I Find a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine: CDC and FDA have recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine in the United States out of an abundance of caution, effective Tuesday, April 13. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will hold its second emergency meeting to discuss J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine on April 23, 2021. People who have received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine within the past three weeks who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath should seek medical care right away.
Get an available COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can – widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.
Find COVID-19 vaccine near you
If you are among those currently recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine, there are several places you can look for vaccination providers near you!
- Visit VaccineFinder.orgexternal icon to find vaccination providers near you. In some states, information may be limited while more vaccination providers and pharmacies are being added. Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccination Locations on VaccineFinder.
- Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccine appointments are available. To find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program visit CDC’s Federal Retail Pharmacy Program website.
- Contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area.
- Check your local news outlets, they may also have information on how to get a vaccine.
The goal is for everyone to be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination easily as soon as large quantities of vaccine are available. As the vaccine supply increases, states will add more groups to the list of those who can receive vaccination.
Scheduling vaccination appointments
Most vaccination providers are using online scheduling systems to schedule vaccination appointments for eligible people. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, contact a vaccination provider directly.
CDC cannot schedule a vaccination appointment or assist with appointment verification, rescheduling, or cancellation. 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 appointment and the location where you received your first dose is no longer offering COVID-19 vaccine, contact your state or local health department for help, or look for other COVID-19 vaccination providers near you.
What to do if you are not yet eligible to get vaccinated
If you are not yet eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you can still learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and help to ensure others in your community are vaccinated. Here is what you can do now:
- Learn about the COVID-19 vaccination plans in your area. Make a plan for yourself or your family members to get vaccinated when vaccine is available to you.
- Learn more about the new COVID-19 vaccines and the benefits of vaccination.
- Become a vaccine ambassador by sharing accurate and timely information about COVID-19 vaccines and local vaccination efforts with the people who need it most.
- Continue to take recommended actions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.