Last week, we spoke about why COVID vaccination is important to us. Now, we want to help you find a vaccine location near you for you and your children as we continue to partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support your family.
Almost 8 million Americans under 18 have gotten COVID. Since August, hospitalization rates for children with COVID have reached record highs.
But now, everyone in the United States ages 5 and older is eligible to get vaccinated.
CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend all children ages 5 and older get a COVID vaccine as soon as possible. Vaccines are given to children ages 5-11 in a smaller dose that has been specially tailored for younger children; adolescents ages 12 and older receive the same dosage of the COVID vaccine as adults.
We have compiled a list of vaccine options for you and your family. You can find the links to your local military treatment facility and a variety of nationwide resources for a free vaccine for children and adults.
All MTF's Around the World
TriCare has this convenient vaccine locator to find the scheduling source at the military treatment facility near you, including overseas clinics and hospitals. Just click on your state or region to find the link to schedule your COVID vaccine at your local MTF.
Walmart offers a variety of vaccines for all ages in their pharmacy, including the COVID vaccine. Click “Find Your Vaccine” to find an appointment for a vaccine or booster near you.
CVS Pharmacy offers COVID vaccines for people ages 5 and older, and boosters for eligible adults at their locations nationwide.
By entering your ZIP code, you can schedule a COVID vaccine appointment for children ages 5 and older or a booster appointment for eligible patients at your local Walgreens.
Your State and County Health Department
The local office your state health department can assist you in so many ways. These professionals can help you find COVID vaccine and testing locations, instruct on proper quarantine or isolation procedures, and offer up-to-date information to help you keep your family safe. Click “Find Your Health Department” to search all 50 states, eight U.S. territories and freely associated states, and the District of Columbia.
Your Local Grocery Store
Be sure to visit the website of your local grocery store. Most grocery pharmacies also offer COVID vaccines and boosters.
Your Local Physician
You can also speak with your physician or local primary care doctor to find out more information about vaccination and locations near you. This is a great way to start a conversation, ask questions, and learn more science-based information to make the best choice for you and your family.
Your Local School District
School districts around the country maintain up-to-date information regarding the COVID pandemic, testing, and vaccination. Consult with your school health room or nurse or contact your district directly to find vital resources for your children.
Even though it’s rare for kids to get severely ill from COVID, it can happen, and if they get COVID they can spread the virus to other people who are at greater risk.
Vaccines can help protect your child from getting COVID and keep your child from getting seriously sick even if they do get it. Millions of people have safely received COVID vaccines under the most rigorous safety monitoring in U.S. history.
For more information about vaccines speak to your physician. To find vaccines near you, visit vaccines.gov and We can do this—for all of us.