Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Eligible for a booster shot?

You can now get a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine if you received your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine six months ago or more and are age 65 or older. Right now, the Health Department can only make appointments for people age 80 or older, but people age 65 or older may be able to schedule with a pharmacy or health care provider. See more about age groups and appointments.

At this time booster shots have not been approved for people who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Where to Get Your booster Shot

To get a booster shot, find a location that offers the Pfizer vaccine. (NOTE: Pop-up locations cannot offer booster shots.) Check the map for locations with Pfizer.

choices to MAKE A Booster Shot APPOINTMENT

  • You may be able to make an appointment through a pharmacy: Costco, CVS, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Price Chopper/Market 32, Rite Aid, Shaws, Walgreens, Walmart.
  • If you are age 80 or older and you used the Health Department website to get your second dose, you can make your appointment online now.

    Make An appointment
  • If you are age 80 or older you can make your appointment by calling the Health Department at 855-722-7878, Mon - Fri 8:15 am - 4:30 pm, Sat and Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
    - To speak with someone in a language other than English, call this number, and then press 1.
    - For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, you can make a TTY call to this number by dialing 711 or 1-800-253-0195.

age group registration for health department clinics

Because of the expected demand, registration start dates for Health Department clinics will be broken up by age groups. Each group can register starting at 8:15 a.m. on the following days:

  • 80 years of age and older – Friday, September 24
  • 75 years of age and older – Monday, September 27
  • 70 years of age and older – Wednesday, September 29
  • 65 years of age and older – Friday, October 1

See Frequently Asked Questions about boosters
Email a question to the Health Department

There will be enough vaccine for all who are eligible, but you may not get an appointment right away. See more detail in this September 24, 2021 press release.

Get your first or second dose of vaccine!map of Vermont

Anyone age 12 and older is eligible to be vaccinated regardless of residency.

Use the map to find a site near you! Prefer a text listing? See types of clinics below:

Walk-in clinics (not for boosters)

If you are 12 to 17 years old, look for clinics that offer the Pfizer vaccine and bring a parent or guardian with you.

Walk-in appointments are available at these store pharmacies: Costco, CVS, Hannaford (other than Barre), Kinney Drugs, Price Chopper/Market 32, Rite Aid, Shaws, Walgreens, Walmart, and at this pharmacy: Northfield Pharmacy.

ASL interpretation is available by video at all state-run vaccination clinics.
 

More choices! Clinics with regular hours for walk-ins and appointments

If you are 12 to 17 years old, look for clinics that offer the Pfizer vaccine and bring a parent or guardian with you.

Barre
CVS, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens, Walmart

Bellows Falls
Walgreens

Bennington
CVS, Hannaford Food and Drug, Price ChopperWalgreens, Walmart

Bennington
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

981 Mansion Dr.
Mon - Wed 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thurs - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pfizer

Berlin
ShawsWalmart

Bethel
Rite Aid

Bomoseen
Kinney Drugs

Bradford
Hannaford, Kinney Drugs

Brandon
Walgreens

Brattleboro
Rite AidWalgreens

Brattleboro
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

53 Fairview St.
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pfizer, Moderna

Bristol
Walgreens

Burlington
CVS, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Market 32, Rite Aid, Shaws, Walgreens

Burlington
Community Health Centers of Burlington

617 Riverside Ave.
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Johnson & Johnson

Cambridge
Kinney Drugs

Colchester
Costco, CVS, Shaws, Walgreens

Derby
Walmart

Enosburg Falls
Walgreens

Essex Junction
CVS, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Price Chopper, Walgreens

Fair Haven
Walgreens

Hardwick
Walgreens

Hardwick
Northern Counties Health Care - Hardwick Area Health Center

4 Slapp Hill Rd.
Mon 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pfizer, Moderna

Hinesburg
Kinney Drugs

Island Pond
Northern Counties Health Care - Island Pond Health and Dental Center

82 Maple St.
Wed 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson

Ludlow
Rite Aid

Lyndonville
Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Manchester Center
Walgreens

Middlebury
Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Milton
Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Montpelier
Kinney DrugsWalgreens

Morrisville
CVS, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Newport
Kinney DrugsWalgreens

Newport
North Country Hospital

Cardiopulmonary Department
189 Prouty Dr.
Mon, Thurs, Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tues 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Moderna

Randolph
Kinney DrugsRite Aid

Rutland
CVS, Hannaford, Price Chopper, Walgreens, Walmart

South Burlington
CVS, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Shelburne
Kinney DrugsWalgreens

Springfield
Rite Aid

Springfield
Springfield Medical Care Systems

51 Pearl St., Level 2
Tues, Wed 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Moderna

St. Albans
Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Price Chopper, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart

St. Albans
Northwestern Medical Center

133 Fairfield St.
Testing is done at the drive-through. Follow traffic starting on the north side of the building, then around the back and to the carport in front.
Wed, Thurs 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri, Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

St. Johnsbury
Kinney DrugsWalgreens

St. Johnsbury
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital

1315 Hospital Dr.
Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson

St. Johnsbury
Northern Counties Health Care - Northern Express Care

1 Eastern Ave.
Tues, Thurs 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson

Vergennes
Kinney Drugs

Waterbury
Kinney DrugsShaws

West Rutland
Walgreens

Wells River
Little Rivers Health Care
65 Main St. North
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pfizer

Williston
CVS, Hannaford, Shaws, Walgreens, Walmart

Wilmington
Walgreens

Windsor
Rite Aid

Winooski
Walgreens

If you prefer an appointment

ONLINE

Make An appointment

Use the blue button above to make an appointment through the state website, which includes clinics run by the Health Department, the National Guard, health care partners, Costco, Hannaford, Price Chopper, Rite Aid, Shaws and Walmart. You will make your second-dose appointment when you get your first dose.

BY PHONE
Call us at 855-722-7878 Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • To speak with someone in a language other than English, call this number, and then press 1.
  • For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, you can make a TTY call to this number by dialing 711 or 1-800-253-0195.

INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

You'll be asked to give your:

  • name (you do not need to show identification)
  • date of birth
  • address
  • email address, if you have one
  • phone number

You will also be asked some medical questions about whether you:

  • have any history of allergic reaction to vaccines or injectable therapies
  • are currently sick with COVID-19
  • have received passive antibody therapy as a treatment for COVID-19
  • have a weakened immune system
  • are breastfeeding or lactating

Please make only one appointment per person at a time.

See Tips for Making a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

WATCH A VIDEO TO HELP YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

See videos on:

  • How to make your COVID-19 appointment online
  • Adding a dependent or spouse to your account
 

Appointments at Pharmacies

You can also get an appointment at Costco, CVS, Hannaford (other than Barre), Kinney Drugs, Price Chopper/Market 32, Rite Aid, Shaws, Walgreens, Walmart, and at these pharmacies: Northfield Pharmacy, UVM Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacies.

BEFORE YOU GET YOUR VACCINE

  • If you are sick, even with a mild illness, you should not get vaccinated. Stay home and get tested for COVID-19.
  • If you currently have COVID-19, please wait until you have recovered before getting vaccinated. 
  • If you had COVID-19 and are recovered, you can get the vaccine or choose to wait for up to three months. It is uncommon to get infected with COVID-19 again within the first three months of your initial infection.
  • If you had monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma as part of COVID-19 treatment, wait for at least 90 days before getting the vaccine to avoid interfering with your treatment.
  • If you are under quarantine, you can leave quarantine to get your first or second dose of the vaccine, but if you have symptoms, stay home and get tested for COVID-19. 
  • If you have COVID-19 and are in isolation, you will need to wait to get your first or second dose until you are able to end your isolation.
  • You can get the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same time.
  • You do not need to get tested for COVID-19 before getting the vaccine, unless you have symptoms. Then stay home and get tested for COVID-19.
People 12 to 17 years old

You can get a vaccine at a walk-in clinic (without an appointment) or you can make an appointment. Be sure you are getting the Pfizer vaccine since that is the only vaccine that is authorized for people age 12 to 17. A child must have reached their 12th birthday to be eligible.

If you are making an appointment online through the state website, you will only see appointments for the Pfizer vaccine. 

Certain pharmacies, including CVS and Kinney Drugs, are also offering the Pfizer vaccine to this age group, and some have walk-in opportunities.

For appointments made through the state website and appointments made through CVS, you will either need to:

Walgreens requires a parent or guardian to be present and give consent at the appointment.

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
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The Science Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine: Parent FAQs (American Academy of Pediatrics)

When to talk to your health care provider

Talk with your health care provider if you've had an immediate allergic reaction to any other vaccine, injectable therapy, or polysorbate, or if you have questions about whether getting the vaccine is right for you because of health conditions, allergies, or other vaccines you've received recently.

Special Locations for Certain Groups

People who are homebound

Homebound means you are not able to leave your home for scheduled medical or non-medical appointments. If you are homebound, you will be able to get the vaccine in your home.

  • If you are in the service of a local home health agency, the agency will reach out to you to schedule an appointment.
  • If you are not in the service of a home health agency, you may request an appointment by calling 802-863-7240 (toll-free 833-722-0860) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Clinic options for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC)

If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 12 years or older have the option to get vaccinated at a BIPOC household focused clinic.

  • You can make an appointment online at community vaccination sites or by calling the Health Department at 855-722-7878, or
  • You can make an appointment at BIPOC-focused community clinics led by partners in the Burlington area using the forms or phone numbers below, or 
  • You can make an appointment at a pharmacy (link is external)

To sign up in the Burlington area, please fill out the Burlington BIPOC COVID Vaccination form (link is external) coordinated by the VT Racial Justice Alliance, The Black Perspective, the New Alpha Ministry Baptist Church, the UVM VT LEND Program, and the Vermont Professionals of Color Network. If you prefer to schedule your appointment by phone, you can contact the Burlington Resource and Recovery Center at 802-755-7239.

The BIPOC household focused clinics led by the Windham County NAACP (link is external) in Brattleboro, Bennington and Rutland and the Racial Justice Alliance (link is external) and the Vermont Professionals of Color Network (link is external) in Burlington will continue for eligible BIPOC members and their households who would prefer to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic that is dedicated to this community.

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Clinic options for English language learners and people in immigrant/refugee communities

There are community-specific clinics for people who are English language learners or immigrant/refugee community members. If you are age 12 or older, you can choose to register for one of these clinics.

Please call the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV) at 802-985-3106 or the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants of Vermont (USCRI VT) at 802-655-1963 to register.

If you are eligible for vaccination, you can also make an appointment by calling 855-722-7878. Press 1 if you need interpretation services.

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