COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs on Vaccines.gov
Vaccines.gov helps people find the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine availability at certain providers and pharmacies.
For each location, Vaccines.gov displays:
- types of COVID-19 vaccines available
- website or phone number to take the next step to get vaccinated
- hours of operation
If you are currently eligible to get vaccinated, click the Find COVID-19 Vaccines button to find a vaccination location and schedule an appointment with the specific vaccine provider or pharmacy.
If you have questions about receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at a specific location, please contact that location. Vaccine availability is subject to change and appointments are required at most locations. Please follow instructions for each provider listed on Vaccines.gov.
Questions about Vaccines.gov
Vaccines.gov is a free, online service where users can search for pharmacies and providers that offer vaccination. Information about where COVID-19 vaccines are available is provided directly by pharmacies and providers, in collaboration with states, and is updated daily. Vaccines.gov is powered by VaccineFinder, in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital.
If a pharmacy or provider reports that COVID vaccine is “in stock,” it means the location has reported vaccines are available within the last 72 hours. Right now, most sites require you to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated. Follow the links provided by the location to schedule an appointment. Vaccine availability is subject to change.
If a pharmacy or provider reports that COVID-19 vaccine is “out of stock,” it means the location has reported that vaccine is not available or has not updated vaccine stock status within the last 72 hours. Vaccines.gov is updated every day, so we recommend checking again to find out if the pharmacy or provider has received more vaccine.
At this time, Vaccines.gov displays information about whether a participating pharmacy or provider has vaccine in stock. You can also text your ZIP code to 438829 (GETVAX) or 822862 (VACUNA) messaging service and receive a message with three locations near you that have vaccines available. To check appointment availability, you can:
- Visit that pharmacy or provider page directly to check appointment availability.
- Call 1-800-232-0233, the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages. This line also has a TTY line to support access by hearing-impaired callers.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vaccines.gov temporarily removed the ability to search for routinely recommended vaccines. The ability to search for Flu vaccines is now available. Other routine vaccines may be back on the site in the future.
Flu or other routine vaccines are usually available at private doctors’ offices, health department clinics, urgent care clinics, and pharmacies. Schools, religious centers, travel clinics, and workplaces can also provide these vaccines under some circumstances. If your primary healthcare provider does not stock all the vaccines recommended for you, ask for a referral.
You can also contact your state health department to learn more about where to get vaccines in your community.
I’m a vaccination provider and am having trouble uploading my data to Vaccines.gov.
Vaccines.gov is powered by VaccineFinder. All of the Vaccines.gov and COVID Locating Health resource documents are usable and applicable. Please visit the Vaccines.gov page for more information for vaccination providers and jurisdictions/states. Additional information can be found in the Provider Enrollment Guidance.
If you have issues with the Vaccines.gov or Locating Health sites, contact the Vaccines.gov team.