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March 18, 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

       

VAX. MASK. TEST.

Let’s put COVID to rest. It’s simple, really. 
   
As your student heads off for Spring Break this year, remember that there are a few proven ways you can protect against COVID-19.

  • VAX. Everyone 5 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine. And for kids 12 and older, boosters are available if it’s been 5 months since their second dose.
  • MASK. Wearing a mask when you’re in a crowd or traveling.
  • TEST. Get tested if you feel sick or know you’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID.

Looking for more information? Go to PA.GOV/COVID.

   


       

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.
   
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.

     


FAQ

   

Question of the Week

  

If I am pregnant, should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

      

Yes. The CDC is urging pregnant people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccines are also recommended for those who are breastfeeding, trying to become pregnant now, or who may become pregnant in the future. There is no increased risk of miscarriage or effects on fertility among those who have gotten the 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. 

       

Have more questions? Check out our Vaccine FAQs.
             


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