How can I get a copy of my COVID-19 vaccination record card?

If you have lost your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card or don’t have a copy, contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record. If you cannot contact your vaccination provider site directly, contact your state health department’s immunization information system (IIS).

Can you still get COVID-19 if you are vaccinated?

Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a “vaccine breakthrough infection.”

Can a 16 year old get a COVID-19 booster vaccine?

The Food and medicine Administration last week gave emergency use authorization for COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots for 16- and 17-year-olds. Previously, the authorization had been only for people 18 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention followed suit and recommended boosters for everyone 16 and older.

How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost without insurance?

COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone ages 5 years and older at no cost. Vaccines were paid for with taxpayer dollars and will be given free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Can I get COVID-19 despite having a booster vaccine?

Doctors strongly recommend that patients get a booster. They say the fraction of people who might become infected with Covid-19 despite having received a booster can expect to have milder symptoms and a shorter illness. They are also much less likely to be hospitalized or die than people who aren’t vaccinated.

How long will it take to build immunity after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

Are COVID-19 vaccines free?

FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are distributed for free by states and local communities. You cannot buy COVID-19 vaccines online. You do not need to pay any out-of-pocket costs to get an authorized COVID-19 vaccine — not before, during, or after your appointment.

Can I still have relationship during the coronavirus pandemic?

If both of you are healthy and feeling well, are practicing social distancing and have had no known exposure to anyone with COVID-19, touching, hugging, kissing, and relationship are more likely to be safe.

Who is not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Children younger than age 5 years are not eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at this time unless part of a clinical trial. Children and adolescents younger than age 18 years are not eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen COVID-19 vaccines at this time.

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

You should get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. All currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another.

Will CDC reimburse me for the cost of a COVID-19 test?

CDC is not able to reimburse travelers for COVID-19 testing fees. You may wish to contact your insurance provider or the location that provided your test about payment options.

Who can get the COVID-19 booster vaccine?

Everyone Ages 18 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot

What are the common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

The most commonly reported side effects were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever.

Does the COVID-19 vaccine protect you from COVID-19?

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting people from COVID-19 and help keep adults and children from getting seriously sick. COVID-19 vaccines can reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

What does the COVID-19 vaccine do in your body?

COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever.

Is it normal to have side effects after second COVID-19 vaccine?

Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot. These side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.

Is it normal to feel sick after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

It is normal to feel sick after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
You may have a sore arm.
Put a cool, wet cloth on your sore arm.

When will my COVID-19 vaccine side effects go away?

Side effects can affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.