Vaccination Updates

On March 29,2022, the Centers for Disease Control expanded eligibility for an additional booster dose for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. Boosters are safe, and people over the age of 50 can now get an additional booster 4 months after their prior dose to increase their protection further. This is especially important for those 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe disease from COVID-19 as they are the most likely to benefit from receiving an additional booster dose at this time. Learn more

“How Do I Choose Which Booster Shot to Get?”

Three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred. You may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in some situations. Learn more

Vaccine Tracker

MAP: Covid-19 vaccination tracker across the U.S. The tracker is updated daily by the CDC.

Medicare and the COVID Vaccine

You pay nothing for this vaccine. A COVID-19 vaccine helps reduce the risk of illness from COVID-19 by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop protection (immunity) to the virus.

What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make this and other COVID-19 vaccines available.

Latest News

Statement from President Biden on Omicron

As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I am ordering additional air travel restrictions from South Africa and seven other countries. These new restrictions will take effect on November 29. As we move forward, we will continue to be guided by what the science and my medical team advises.

Study of COVID Vaccine Boosters Suggests Moderna or Pfizer Works Best

The findings show that getting a J&J boost after the initial one-shot immunization is “not as good” as receiving one of other vaccines as a booster.

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine: FDA Authorizes Booster Dose for People 65 and Up

The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it would grant emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older, people at high risk of severe disease and people whose jobs put them at risk of infection.

Fauci Says Data from NIH’s Mix-and-Match Covid Vaccine Booster Trials Will Soon Be Ready

Data on Johnson & Johnson’s mix-and-match study could be ready within a week, while Pfizer’s trial might be completed by mid-October. Moderna’s mix-and-match study data is already available.

CDC Says Vaccinated People Don’t Need to Wear Masks in Most Indoor Settings

Clinical trials showed that the vaccines are incredibly effective at preventing COVID-19, and real-world evidence confirmed those findings.

Biden to Unveil Vaccination Plan This Week

The plan will serve as a roadmap to quickly vaccinating millions of Americans amid frustration over the slow rollout of the initial doses.

Fauci Says U.S. Needs More Time To ‘Catch Up’ On Vaccine Rollout

Health experts warned that the coronavirus pandemic would get worse before it got better. And that is happening. December was the deadliest month of the pandemic in the United States. The vaccines have made people optimistic, but the process has been slow.

Moderna CEO Says COVID-19 Vaccine Protection May Last Years

While speaking at a virtual event by Oddo BHF, a financial service group, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said the once-believed “nightmare scenario” that the vaccine won’t work is now out the window. “We believe there will be protection potentially for a couple of years,” Bancel said.

FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines

Two different mRNA vaccines have now shown remarkable effectiveness of about 95% in preventing COVID-19 disease in adults.

Moderna Increases Minimum 2021 Covid Vaccine Production by 20% to 600 Million Doses

Moderna is increasing its Covid-19 vaccine production this year, upping the minimum number of doses it expects to make by 20% to 600 million, the company announced Monday.