Everyone ages 6 months and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines protect people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying from COVID-19. People who are up to date with their vaccines (including any recommended boosters) have the best protection. For the most up to date guidance from the CDC, see Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines.
Which vaccine to get and when to get each dose depends on your age, your health status, and the type of vaccine you first received – see the COVID-19 vaccine schedules below for details.
Visit the CDC interactive Getting your COVID-19 Booster tool to help determine when/if you (or your child) can get one or more COVID-19 boosters.
In addition to vaccination, there is an injectable medicine called Evusheld that is used before a person is exposed to COVID-19 to prevent them from getting infected. It can be given to people ages 12 and older who weigh at least 88 lbs. whose immune system is not strong enough to mount a response to the vaccine. For more information, see Medicine to treat & prevent COVID-19. Talk to your doctor to see if this treatment is right for you.
Need help? Call the DPH Vaccine Call Center at 833-540-0473 0473 if you need help finding a vaccine, transportation, or in-home vaccination. Open daily 8am to 8:30pm. Information is also available in multiple languages 24/7 by calling 2-1-1.