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Updates: COVID-19 Vaccines

What you need to know about COVID-19.

All people 6 months and older are now eligible for the vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the world around us. The vaccines are here to help protect you and your loved ones. Now that it is available, learn more about where and how to get the vaccine near you.

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

  • COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death, including from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating (e.g., Delta variant).

  • If you are fully vaccinated you can resume some activities that you did before the pandemic. However, you should wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

    • Being fully vaccinated and wearing a mask maximizes protection from the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others.

  • You may have side effects after vaccination. These are normal and should go away within a few days.

  • People who have a weakened immune system are recommended to get an additional, 3rd  dose, of the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have decreased over time after your primary series vaccination.

People are protected best from severe COVID-19 illness when they stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting all recommended boosters when eligible.

There are different COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

It is never too late to get the added protection offered by a COVID-19 booster

CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. Use CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when your child or teen can get boosters to stay up to date with their COVID-19 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.

Different COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another.

We want our members to stay safe and get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.  Vaccines are available at no cost but demand is high. Due to limited supply, not everyone will be able to make an appointment right away.  Appointments will continue to be added as supply increases.  There are many sites near you, including some AHF healthcare centers, that offer the vaccine.  Choose your region to find a COVID-19 vaccination appointment to help protect yourself, your family, and your community.

To learn more about the vaccine and to search for availability in your area, select a state and region below: