COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

Parent and child smiling with bandaids on arms after vaccination
  • NEW: Starting in January, walk-in clinics will transition to more limited hours and close by Jan. 31.  Before clinics begin to wind down, they will have new hours (including more weekends and evenings) through December. Learn more
  • NEW: As of December 19th, 2022, updated vaccines for children ages 6 months- 5 years are now available in Vermont. Contact your health care provider directly for details on available vaccines and scheduling or visit our list of free walk-in clinics or more information, see COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
  • Both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same visit. More on flu shots and prevention tips
  • State-run walk-in clinics offer both updated boosters and flu vaccines (for those under 65 years), with more locations being added. State-run walk-in clinics are not able to offer flu vaccines to adults 65 and older. Contact your pharmacy or doctor's office directly for details on available vaccines and scheduling. 

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Vermonters ages 6 months and older are 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.
  • Updated (bivalent) vaccines for:
    • Everyone ages 6 months and older who completed their first COVID-19 vaccine series or received their last booster or additional dose at least two months ago.
    • Children 6 months through 4 years old if they received both doses of the original Moderna vaccine at least two months ago OR have only received 2 of the 3 original Pfizer doses. Learn more
  • Novavax boosters (monovalent) are also an option for people ages 18 and older who are unable or unwilling to get an updated (bivalent) booster.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised follow specific recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.

Find more on recommended doses from CDC 


Everyone 6 months of age and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Most children are also now eligible for an updated (bivalent) dose that offers increased protection against the original strain and omicron variants.

Updated doses are available in Vermont as of December 19.

Updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines are for children:

  • Ages 5 years and older who completed their first COVID-19 vaccine series or received their last booster or additional dose at least two months ago.
  • Ages 6 months through 4 years if they:
    • Received both doses of the original Moderna vaccine at least two months ago.
    • Have only received 2 of the 3 original Pfizer doses. These children should get the updated Pfizer vaccine to complete their first series.

Updated boosters are not recommended at this time for children under 5 who have received three doses of the original Pfizer vaccine or a combination of the original Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. This group of children would still be expected to have protection against the most serious outcomes from the currently circulating omicron variant, according to the FDA. The data to support giving an updated bivalent booster dose for these children are expected in January.

See recommended vaccine doses by age group (CDC) 

Just like teens and adults, children can get vaccinated through their pediatricians or family health care providers, local pharmacies (ages three and up), or at state-run walk-in clinics. At walk-in clinics, children and teens under 18  must have a parent or guardian who can give consent or bring a completed Immunization Clinic Consent Form and Prevaccination Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccine. Find translations below

Read more about COVID-19 vaccine safety in children and teens 

Resources for parents and caregivers:

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

NEW: Starting in January, walk-in clinics will transition to more limited hours and close by Jan. 31.  Before clinics begin to wind down, they will have new hours (including more weekends and evenings) through December. Vaccines will continue to be widely available, at no cost to the patient, by appointment at doctors’ offices, pharmacies, or other locations where vaccines are offered. Vermonters who do not have a health care provider or access to a pharmacy can reach out to their Local Health Office to be vaccinated. The Health Department will also continue to work with partners to vaccinate homebound Vermonters, English language learners, and immigrant or refugee community members.

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

  • Flu shots for ages 6 months to 64 years. For people ages 65 and older, please contact your health care provider or local pharmacy to find out how to get vaccinated.  Learn more about flu shots
  • Updated (bivalent) boosters for ages 6 months and older, look for “Bivalent Booster” by brand and age group. For example, “Pfizer Bivalent Booster 5-11” or “Moderna Bivalent Booster 6+.” 
  • Original (monovalent) COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months and older, look vaccines by brand and age group. For example, "Pfizer Under 5" or "Moderna 6-11." If under the age of 18, you must have a parent or guardian who can give consent or bring completed forms with you. Learn more

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. Find locations by vaccine type at 

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.


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

Importance of Getting Your COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shot (English) - December 2022
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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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What Families with Children Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccine (English) 
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