Covid 19

COVID-19 Vaccine

Everyone age 12 and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine! 

* Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 12-17, parent or guardian consent is required. 
 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination for Vermonters

If you are looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine, there are multiple options available:

 

REGISTER With the department of health   
 

Ages 12-15 eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine (video)

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Things You Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccines

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Registering for the Vaccine

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Frequently Asked Questions 

 

How much does a vaccine cost?

COVID-19 vaccines are FREE to all Vermonters, including those who do not have health insurance. You may be asked for health insurance information, but it is not a requirement for receiving the vaccine. 

What if my friends/family don't have internet access or a computer?

Anyone can register by phone by calling the Department of Health vaccine registration line at 855-722-7878. The Fletcher Free Library offers a free public computer center and will offer assistance to anyone needing an appointment. The library's open hours are M/Th/F/Sat 10 am to 6 pm, T/W noon to 8 pm, Sun noon to 6 pm. For questions, please contact the library help desk at (802) 865-7217.

Is transportation available to vaccination sites?

Public transportation to vaccine clinics is available to Vermont residents who do not have their own transportation. View bus routes and find more information on the websites below. Under certain conditions, limited rides may be coordinated by the Vermont Public Transportation Association for those who cannot access public transportation in close proximity to their homes.

Green Mountain Transit: 802-864-2282

Special Services Transportation Authority: 802-878-1527  

Does the vaccine contain animal products?

According to the Vermont Department of Health, the approved vaccines DO NOT contain animal products, fetal tissue, eggs, gelatin, latex, or preservatives. Find additional important vaccine facts in the Department of Health Fact Sheet below. 
 

Vaccine FAQ Handout  
 

How many people in Vermont have been vaccinated so far?

As of June 14, over 80% of Vermont's eligible population has been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Want to see current data? Visit the Vermont Department of Health vaccine data dashboard. 

 

VIEW VACCINE DATA DASHBOARD

 

How does the vaccine work?

 

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These specific vaccines are mRNA (Messenger RNA) and viral vector vaccines, which teach and instruct our bodies on how to fight the COVID-19 virus. The material in the vaccines never enters the center (nucleus) of the cell, where genetic material is stored; it will not affect or change your DNA. These vaccines also do not contain a live virus and therefore cannot give you COVID-19. You may read the resources below for more detailed descriptions on how the vaccines work. 

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What should I expect when getting the vaccine?

The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are given in two doses, within 3-4 weeks of each other. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is currently the only approved one-dose vaccination option. Wondering what symptoms and side effects people might get after receiving the vaccine? Watch the video above on what to expect. 

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What do I need to do after getting vaccinated?

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Once the vaccine is administered, the Department of Health recommends:

  • For an extra layer of protection, people may use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks
  • Taking precautionary safety measures, such as physical distancing and hand washing 
  • Continue to follow State health guidance 

It will take time for the body to build an immunity to the virus over multiple weeks, which is common with any vaccination. By using multiple layers of protections and precautions against the virus, our chances of eliminating the prevalence of COVID-19 is that much better. 
   

Protect Yourself & Others
 

COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Websites:

 

CDC Vaccine Page     

 

Vermont Department of Health Vaccine PaGe       

 

UVM Health Vaccine Page