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Getting the COVID Vaccine

Getting the COVID Vaccine

Updated September 7, 2021

More than 60 percent of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to be vaccinated.

Use this guide to find out how to get a vaccine. If you have questions about the vaccination process in Pennsylvania, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Who Is Eligible?

All Pennsylvania adults are eligible to be vaccinated. Adolescents ages 12-15 can received the Pfizer vaccine.

Step 1: Find a Vaccine Provider

Click “Find a Vaccine” below to find a place to schedule your vaccine.

Vaccine providers include hospitals, urgent care centers, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies. Providers have to be registered to receive the vaccine — so make sure your chosen provider is listed before continuing to Step 3.

PHILLY RESIDENTS: The city has its own vaccination plan. Go here for vaccine information and to find a vaccine near you.

Veterans, their spouses, and caregivers are eligible to receive vaccine through Veterans Affairs. Visit the VA website for more information.

Step 2: Contact A Provider To Schedule An Appointment

Contact the vaccine provider of your choice directly from the map above to schedule an appointment for your vaccine.

When you get the vaccine, you and the person administering the vaccine will both need to wear masks that cover your nose and mouth.

You will receive a vaccination card that tells you which COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it. The card also will remind you to return for a second dose if needed.

Learn more about how to prepare for your vaccine.

Step 3: Be Sure to Get Follow-Up Doses

The Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines are administered in two doses. You will have to return to your vaccination provider to get the second dose of the vaccine before you are done being vaccinated.

If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are fully protected after one dose.

 

Vaccine Boosters

A vaccine booster shot can now be scheduled for immunocompromised individuals and older adults. Find a provider near you to schedule.

Boosters will soon be made available for all other Pennsylvanians. Check back here for updates.

Commonwealth Employees

Commonwealth employees in state health care facilities and high-risk congregate care facilities are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 7, 2021.

Individuals who are not vaccinated will be required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

Additionally beginning September 7, all new external hires in these facilities must be vaccinated before commencing employment.

Starting October 1, 2021, ​all vaccinated state employees under the governor’s jurisdiction are eligible for an additional 7.5 or 8 hours paid time off.

More information about this initiative.

Questions?

Use the buttons below to get even more information on COVID vaccines in Pennsylvania.

You also can call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

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