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March 4, 2022

All Pennsylvanians 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

To find an appointment near you, use the Vaccine Finder.

    

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.

   

News

       

COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids 5+

The free COVID-19 vaccine is FDA-authorized and CDC-recommended for kids 5+. 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. 

            


       

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. 

   


             

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:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Get boosted.
  • 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.

     


FAQ

   

Question of the Week

  

What do I need to bring to my booster shot vaccination 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.
   
If you lost or did not receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card at your first appointment, contact the vaccination site where you got your first shot to find out how you can get a card. You can also contact the PA Department of Health to request your immunization records
  
       

Have more questions? Check out our Vaccine FAQs.
             


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