COVID-19 Vaccines for Teachers, School Staff, and Childcare Workers
NOTICE: CDC now recommends that certain people are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, including those who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. Get more information and read CDC’s media statement.
What Teachers, School Staff, and Childcare Workers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.
Tips for How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
If you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, you can:
- Visit Vaccines.govexternal icon to find out where vaccines are available in your community.
- Look at your state health department’s website to find additional vaccination providers in your area.
Find a COVID-19 vaccine: Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for Teachers, School Staff, and Childcare Workers
You can help protect yourself and the people around you by getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.
- Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
- A COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
- Depending on the kind of COVID-19 vaccine you get, you might need a second shot 3 or 4 weeks after your first shot.
After getting vaccinated, some people have side effects. Common side effects include:
- Pain, redness, or swelling where you get your shot
- Muscle pain
These are normal signs that your body is building protection against COVID-19. Learn more about possible side effects and what to expect after getting your COVID-19 vaccination.
The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the U.S., regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.
COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for School Settings and Childcare Programs
Information and materials for school districts, administrators, teachers, school staff, and other education and childcare professionals, to help promote COVID-19 vaccination and address common questions and concerns.