• COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2. It can be very contagious and spreads quickly. Over one million people have died from COVID-19 in the United States since early 2020.
  • COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel much like a cold, the flu, or pneumonia. COVID-19 may attack more than your lungs and respiratory system. Other parts of your body may also be affected by the disease. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill.
  • Some people including those with minor or no symptoms will develop post-COVID conditions that may last for months or longer, these conditions are also called “long COVID.”
  • Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from serious COVID-19 illness. Vaccination also reduces the risk of long COVID.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost in the United States. If you have health insurance, go to an in-network vaccine provider. Eligible children may access COVID-19 vaccine through Vaccines for Children Program participating providers. If you are age 19 years or older and uninsured or if your insurance does not cover COVID-19 vaccination, the CDC Bridge Program makes COVID-19 vaccine available to you at no cost. The Bridge Program is available through December 2024.

COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule

COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule

All people age 6 months and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children younger than age 5 years being vaccinated for the first time need two or three doses, depending upon the brand of vaccine used. People with moderate to severe immunocompromise for the first time need 2 or 3 doses, depending upon the brand of vaccine, and they may need to be revaccinated more frequently than most people. CDC updates its COVID-19 vaccination recommendations periodically. Ask your healthcare provider if you are up to date.


Vaccinations for Infants and Children, Age 0-10 Years

Listing and schedule for all vaccines recommended for children through age 10 years.

When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?

A printable, easy-to-read chart of vaccines by age, birth through 18 years old.

Vaccinations Needed During Pregnancy

A list of the vaccinations you need during your pregnancy.

Partner Resources


Find fact sheets, resources, multimedia, and more for the public from CDC.

Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines

This site explains the current CDC recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination for people of all ages.

How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work

This simple illustration explains how mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work to protect you.

How Protein Subunit COVID-19 Vaccines Work

This simple illustration explains how mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work to protect you.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
A Look at Each Vaccine: COVID-19

Questions and answers about COVID-19 vaccine from the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Q: Are COVID-19 vaccines recommended during pregnancy? Ask the Experts

Visit to locate a COVID-19 vaccine provider, including Bridge Program participating locations, near you.

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