Text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) for English, or VACUNA (822862) for Spanish and receive three possible vaccination sites in your area, with phone numbers to call for an appointment.
If you need help, call the PA Department of Health Hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
Protect Yourself Against Variants by Getting Vaccinated
COVID-19 vaccines are still the best way to protect against the virus – including against variants like the Delta variant. The data shows current COVID-19 vaccines provide protection against severe disease, hospitalization, and death in patients who have one of the variants of the virus.
New variants of COVID-19 are emerging around the world. Viruses are constantly changing, and viral mutations are common. We see this happen in other viruses, like in the virus that causes influenza.
Viruses that spread rapidly have more opportunity for their genetic material to change, so variants can emerge faster than for viruses that spread more slowly. Some of the most common COVID-19 variants appear to spread faster than the original virus.
Free COVID-19 Vaccines at Fairs
You can get a COVID-19 vaccine at the below fairs. No registration is needed. Clinics have been scheduled for the following dates and times at:
Additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics at fairs are currently being planned. Fairs interested in offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic should contact the PA Department of Health to discuss the possibility of setting up a clinic.
COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, which includes studies in adolescents. To find out more about COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens, please visit the CDC’s website.
Your Second Dose is Important
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both require a second dose for you to be fully vaccinated. If you get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you only need one dose.
Two weeks after your last dose, your immune system will be able to recognize and protect against COVID-19. You are not considered fully vaccinated until you get your second dose if you get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
Some people may experience side effects after getting vaccinated. These are normal and are signs that the body is building immunity. COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening, and long-lasting complications. However, if you experience vaccine side effects, they are often mild and temporary and only last a few hours to a few days.
Once you get your last dose, snap a selfie, and share the great news on social media using the #GotMyShotPA hashtag. Encourage others to do the same. Avoid posting pictures of your vaccine card.
Question of the Week
If I am pregnant, should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.
There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.
Pregnant people and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you from severe illness from COVID-19.