Where to Go

You can get most recommended vaccines at your doctor’s office, and many recommended vaccines are also available at local pharmacies, health centers, health departments, and travel clinics. Below you’ll find information and tools to help you find out where to get vaccinated near you—and some tips for making an appointment.

Find vaccines near you!

How do I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free for everyone age 12 and older living in the United States, regardless of insurance or immigration status. To find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you:

Your doctor’s office

If you have a doctor who you see regularly, you can schedule an appointment to talk about vaccines you and your family may need — and to get vaccinated.


Many local pharmacies offer most recommended vaccines for adults, as well as some travel vaccines. If you plan on getting vaccinated at a pharmacy, consider calling ahead to:

  • Find out if the pharmacy has the vaccine you need . This is an especially good idea if you need a travel-related vaccine.
  • Ask what you will need to pay . Many vaccines are covered by health insurance. But if you don’t have insurance, try calling a few pharmacies and ask what they charge for vaccines — prices can vary.

Health centers

Federally funded health centers provide a variety of health care services, including vaccination. You can go to a health center even if you don’t have health insurance — and some may offer sliding fees based on your income.

Use the Health Center Finder to find a list of health centers near you.

State and local health departments

State and local health departments are a great resource for finding out where to get vaccinated. They may also have information about state vaccine requirements and free and low-cost vaccines, including vaccines for travel.

Click on your state to explore your state health department’s vaccine information.

Travel clinics

Planning a trip outside the United States? Travel clinics are a great resource for getting pre-travel health advice and vaccines for travelers. Travel clinics have doctors and nurses who specialize in travel health and vaccines. They may also stock vaccines that doctor’s offices and pharmacies don’t have.

Always call a travel clinic before you go — you’ll need an appointment at most of them, and you may need to see a doctor before you get vaccinated. Use the resources below to find a travel clinic.

To find a travel clinic near you, visit:

Yellow fever clinics

Only certain travel clinics stock the yellow fever vaccine, which is required to travel in some countries. If you need the yellow fever vaccine, find a clinic that offers the yellow fever vaccine.

Learn more about vaccines for travelers.

Get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is easy. Vaccines are available at the doctor’s office and many pharmacies — and most are covered by insurance.

Find out how to get vaccinated.

Want to learn about the journey of your child’s vaccine?

See how vaccines are developed, approved, and monitored.

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