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.
Everyone 12+ is Eligible for COVID-19 Boosters
Everyone 12 years old or older is strongly encouraged to get a booster shot.
If you are age 18 or older, you are eligible for a booster shot if it has been:
5 months or longer since you received your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
2 months or longer since you received your Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Eligible individuals 18 years and older may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
If you are age 12-17, you are eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot if it has been 5 months or longer since you received your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. 12- to17-year-olds are only eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech booster.
What to Bring to Your Booster Appointment
At your first vaccination appointment, you should have received a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it. Bring this vaccination card to your booster shot vaccination appointment.
Stopping the Spread We know layered prevention strategies can slow the spread of COVID-19 and help protect against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. To protect yourself and others, remember to:
Wear masks in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
Consider taking a COVID-19 at-home-test prior to gathering with others.
Please encourage your friends and family to adopt these prevention and safety measures too.
Remember to Get Vaccinated Even if You Already Had COVID
You should get a vaccine even if you already had COVID-19 and got better. We don’t know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without getting sick. If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids 5 to 11
The free COVID-19 vaccine is FDA-authorized and CDC-recommended for kids 5 to 11. It’s as safe as other childhood vaccines. Call your pediatrician if you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccines are the best way to protect your child from the worst effects of COVID-19. Give your child the power to learn, play, and be a kid.
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.