Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Find out about vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

Get the most protection with a booster shot!

You should get a booster if you are 12 or older and you received:

  • your Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago or
  • your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least five months ago 

If you are age 18 or older, your booster can be the vaccine type of your choice: Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, no matter which vaccine you got originally. For youth 12 - 17 the booster must be Pfizer.

See Frequently Asked Questions about boosters

Where to Get Your booster Shot, first or second dose

Use the map to find a site near you! Prefer a text listing? See Vaccine Clinics listing. Make an appointment for your vaccine through a pharmacy | the Health Department | your health care provider.

Vaccine clinics

If you are 12 to 17 years old, look for clinics that offer the Pfizer vaccine and bring a parent or guardian with you. For children ages 5-11, look for a clinic that offers Pfizer (Ages 5-11). Please make an appointment for your shot.

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

There will be first, second and booster doses for the vaccine type that is available at the clinic site you choose. Check the “Vaccine Type” column to see if the site has Pfizer (Ages 5-11), Pfizer (Ages 12+), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

If your business or organization would like to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic contact the state!

Appointments through the Health Department

Call the Health Department at 855-722-7878, Mon - Fri 8:00 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.

If you used the Health Department website to get your first dose (Johnson & Johnson) or second dose (Pfizer or Moderna), you can make your appointment online. If you did not use the system for your initial doses, you can call 855-722-7878 to set up your appointment.

Make An appointment
Information about appointments


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


See videos on:

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

Appointments through Pharmacies
Visit their website to find out about appointments at Costco, CVS, Greater Falls Pharmacy, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Price Chopper/Market 32, Rite Aid, Shaws, Walgreens, Walmart.

Pharmacies by town

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

CVS, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens, WalmartHannaford

Bellows Falls
Greater Falls Pharmacy

CVS, Hannaford Food and Drug, Price ChopperWalgreens, Walmart


Rite Aid

Kinney Drugs

Hannaford, Kinney Drugs


Rite AidWalgreens


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

Kinney Drugs

Costco, CVS, Shaws, Walgreens


Enosburg Falls

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

Fair Haven


Kinney Drugs

Rite Aid

Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Manchester Center

Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Kinney DrugsWalgreens

CVS, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Kinney DrugsWalgreens

Kinney DrugsRite Aid

CVS, Hannaford, Price Chopper, Walgreens, Walmart

South Burlington
CVS, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, Walgreens

Kinney DrugsWalgreens

Rite Aid

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

St. Johnsbury
Kinney DrugsWalgreens

Kinney Drugs

Kinney DrugsShaws

West Rutland

CVS, Hannaford, Shaws, Walgreens, Walmart


Rite Aid


Appointments through Health Care Provider
You can contact your health care provider about getting a 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, you can get vaccinated once you have fully recovered.
  • 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 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 vaccine 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.
  • If you are getting a booster, second or additional dose, remember to bring your vaccine card.
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 5 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, 
    • If you get an online message that says "not qualified" this means that you once registered outside of the online registration system, for example through a BIPOC or specialty clinic. If you see the message, to register, please call 855-722-7878.


  • You can make an appointment at a pharmacy.

Learn more about working toward equity

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 5 or older, you can get an appointment at one of these clinics. If you are 18 or older you can register for a booster shot.

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.

Learn more about working toward equity


Additional doses
 are different from booster shots in that they are recommended for people with specific immune system weaknesses who received two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna at least 28 days ago. For some immunocompromised children aged 5–11 years old, CDC recommends an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 28 days after their second shot – a total of three doses.

Find out more about additional doses.

Frequently asked questions

Before Your Vaccine

After Your Vaccine

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