Vaccine

Vaccine

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NEW: Updated (bivalent) COVID-19 boosters and flu shots are now available! Both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same visit. Contact your pharmacy or doctor's office directly for details on available vaccines and scheduling. Many walk-in clinics now offer both updated boosters and flu vaccines (under 65 years), with more locations being added. 

Find COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Health Care Professionals

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Vermonters ages 6 months and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the safer way to build protection from serious illness–even for those who have already had COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines (CDC)

COVID-19 vaccines are free and widely available. Anyone can get vaccinated in Vermont, including those who live in another state, are non-U.S. citizens, or who have no insurance. See Vermont's current vaccine rates

You can get free COVID-19 vaccines at:

 

Find more free vaccine walk-in clinics 
Request a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at your business or organization 

Know your rights when getting free vaccines.
  • You do NOT need insurance to get vaccinated. You may be asked if you have insurance for reimbursement reasons, but you cannot be denied vaccination if you have no insurance nor can you be charged an office visit or other fee for vaccination.
  • You do NOT need to share a Social Security Number or driver’s license/state ID number. In Vermont, you are not required to provide that information and you cannot be turned away from getting vaccinated if you do not provide identification. If you do provide it, it will be used only for the pharmacy's reimbursement purposes.
  • You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen. Everyone can receive COVID-19 services, regardless of immigration status. Information you share will not be shared with immigration services and vaccinations paid for by the federal. government will not impact anyone’s current or future immigration status.

Learn more at Vermont Health Equity Initiative

Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.

CDC recommends:

  • COVID-19 primary series vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older.
  • COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 years to 11, if eligible. 
  • Updated (bivalent) boosters for everyone ages 12 years and older who completed their primary COVID-19 vaccine series or received their last booster or additional dose at least two months ago.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised follow specific recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.

Find more on recommended doses from CDC

Help Getting Vaccinated

If you cannot get vaccines through any of the options above, you can call the Health Department at 802-863-7200 or toll-free 800-464-4343.

Need a ride? If you do not have transportation to get a free COVID-19 vaccine or booster, please contact your local public transportation provider or call Vermont Public Transportation Association (VPTA) at 833-387-7200.

Vermonters who are homebound can get the vaccine in their homes. Homebound means you are not able to leave your home for scheduled medical care or non-medical appointments. Please reach out to your local home health agency, or if you are not in the service of a home health agency, you may request an appointment by calling 802-863-7200 (toll-free 800-464-4343), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

English language learners, or immigrant or refugee community members, who would like to learn about more about vaccine clinics can contact the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV) at 802-985-3106. 

Find a Walk-in Clinic

We are providing walk-in clinics to make it easier for Vermonters to get COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

  • Flu shots for people under 65, look for Flu < 65. For people ages 65 and older, please contact your health care provider or local pharmacy to find out how to get vaccinated. 
  • Updated (bivalent) boosters for ages 12+, look for Pfizer Bivalent Booster 12+ or Moderna Bivalent Booster 18+.
  • For ages 12-17, 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).
  • For children ages 6 months – 5 years, look for a clinic that offers Moderna (under age 6) or Pfizer (under age 5).

Novavax is not currently available at our walk-in clinics, but you can ask your Primary Care Provider, and it can be found at many health clinics around the state. You can find vaccine specific locations at:  vaccines.gov

ASL interpretation is available by video at walk-in vaccination clinics.

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New Vaccine Cards and Requesting Vaccine Records

If you lost your vaccine card or your information is wrong:

  • You may be able to get a new CDC COVID-19 vaccination card at the pharmacy or health care provider’s practice where you were vaccinated. Not all pharmacies or providers provide this service.
  • Vermont Immunization Registry (IMR) can give you a copy of your vaccination record by mail (within a week) or secure email (within two business days). NOTE: The IMR and CDC cannot issue you a new white CDC COVID-19 vaccination card or provide QR codes. Instructions on how to request vaccine records
Recommendations for keeping your vaccination card and record up to date.
  • Keep your vaccine card in a safe place so you don't lose it, like in your wallet or stored with other important documents. You can also take a picture of it with your smartphone.
  • Do not laminate your vaccine card. The ink on your card could run when heat is applied making it difficult to read. Also, additional doses will not be able to be recorded if the card is laminated.
  • If vaccinated in another state, check with your doctor that your vaccination is on record. This will ensure that both your medical records are updated, and your vaccine is recorded in the Vermont Immunization Registry.

TRANSLATED VIDEOS AND FACTSHEETS

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COVID-19 resources for people who are deaf and hard of hearing

COVID-19 Vaccines: Easy-to-understand Information from Experts Video | American Sign Language 

The New COVID-19 Booster Vaccine is Available Now (English)- September 2022
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COVID-19 Vaccine Access Rights video (English)
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Immunization Clinic Consent Form (English)
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COVID-19 Prevaccination Checklist (English)
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