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Generally, to get a vaccine appointment, users have to navigate either a government health department portal or sign up on select local retail pharmacies’ websites, made possible through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart/Sam’s Club are serving people across most of the United States.
The CDC has also set up VaccineFinder, which is operated by epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children’s Hospital.
While most people are advised to schedule their vaccine appointment through state-mandated measures, those who identify as tribal or veterans also have the option to reach out to the Indian Health Service and Veterans Affairs, respectively.
People have also reportedly gotten the vaccine by loitering at local pharmacies around closing hours and volunteering at vaccination sites in hopes of being first in line for a leftover dose. While taking part in any of these alternative methods can’t guarantee you a vaccine, some sites like Dr. B and Vaccine Notifier are attempting to give some order to the chaos of extra doses.
Find your state below for exact steps on how to secure an appointment. Keep in mind that if you are an essential worker, your workplace may also have their own system in place to get employees vaccinated.
Actually getting an appointment might take near-constant website refresh rates as they continue to be in high demand — but hey, I guess no one ever said it would be efficient.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Alabama
Residents of Alabama can check individual eligibility and book vaccines on the Alabama Public Health portal, find walk-in and drive-thru clinics with the Vaccine Clinic Dashboard, and book appointments at select CVS, Walmart, and Sam’s Club locations. They can also sign up for email notifications when eligibility is expanded on the Public Health Department’s Notification Form.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Alaska
Residents can book appointments by viewing a complete list of vaccine providers in the state, which tells you whether to call or walk in, or redirects you to another registration site.
Additionally, a select group of Alaska providers have centralized available appointments across the state on PrepMod, which is only supported on Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Those in need of additional general support booking an appointment can call 907-646-3322 or email email@example.com.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Arizona
Residents can check individual eligibility on the Arizona Department of Health Services website, and book vaccine appointments through the online portal primarily at State Farm Stadium, Phoenix Municipal Stadium near Tempe, and the University of Arizona. A complete list of Arizona providers and specific instructions on how to book at those locations can be found at the Find A Vaccine page.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Arkansas
Residents can check eligibility on Arkansas’ Department of Health website. The ADH strongly suggests that those who can receive the vaccine through their place of work should do so, but others who are eligible can find a community pharmacy through the COVID-19 vaccination locations webpage and contact their pharmacy of choice directly for an appointment.
How to get a vaccination appointment in California
Residents can check individual eligibility at myturn.ca.gov, and schedule an appointment or get notified when appointments are available on the same portal. Anyone who needs additional help can call (833) 422-4255.
Local health jurisdictions may also have vaccine appointments available separately by county, which can be found on each county website, listed here.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Colorado
Residents can check Colorado’s Department of Public Health & Environment website, which lists vaccine facilities and individual instructions per location by county. There is no statewide registration portal.
A separate list of vaccine facilities (including fire departments and hospitals) and individual appointment instructions is hosted here. The main pharmacies administering the vaccine are Walmart, Sam’s Club, Safeway, Cardinal, and Kroger (City Market and King Soopers), where appointments are made online.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Connecticut
Residents can search the CT vaccine portal for vaccination sites by zip code. Once you have selected a location, the site will redirect you to book through the location’s website, separate portal, or phone number. You can also call a main Vaccine Appointment Assist line at (877) 918-2224.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Delaware
Pharmacies should be booked through their site or phone number, and include Walgreens, Rite Aid, Camden Rx, Aspira Health, Giant, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and CareportMD. Vaccination events require a separate registration portal and phone call confirmation, and medical providers may choose to only vaccinate existing patients.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Florida
Residents can check eligibility at Florida’s COVID-19 response site, and pre-register to get in line for when vaccines are available for their group. Those without internet access can also call their county hotline to pre-register. You can also search a complete list of vaccination sites and make appointments through each individual website.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Georgia
Find out if you’re eligible at Georgia’s Department of Public Health website, but make sure you scroll down past the main top section. You can book appointments through the DPH’s main health department portal or phone number at (888) 457-0186, or by searching the vaccine locator and following your selected location’s individual instructions. Participating pharmacies include Kroger Health, Ingles Pharmacy, Publix, U-Save-It, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Hawaii
You can determine your eligibility at Hawaii’s COVID-19 portal, book an appointment from a list of available vaccine providers, and follow individual instructions per location. Those who can get vaccinations from employers should do so.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Idaho
Find out if you’re eligible at Idaho’s Department of Health & Welfare website, and navigate further down the same site to find their public health district’s website and phone number, which is organized by county. Each public health district has varying vaccination sites, appointment procedures, and availability.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Illinois
Residents can check eligibility by region on Illinois’ COVID-19 response site, and a complete list of vaccination sites can be found at the Vaccination Locations page. Each location has individualized instructions, and certain county websites may also have notification systems and pre-registration links.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Indiana
Determine your eligibility at Indiana’s website, and you can book a vaccine with the state’s main portal, which will display the closest vaccination site with available appointments. Alternatively, the site also links to a complete list of vaccination sites, which you can individually contact for availability.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Iowa
How to get a vaccination appointment in Kansas
Determine your eligibility at the state vaccine website, and scroll further down to use the interactive map to find individual vaccination locations and contact information for appointments. If there is not a vaccine provider in your area, the state recommends contacting the local health department through the Kansas Public Health Directory for information on how to access the vaccine.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Kentucky
Residents can check individual eligibility and sign up for vaccine notifications online. Regional vaccination sites are organized on the interactive Kentucky vaccine map, and the state also recommends checking Kroger, Walgreens, and Walmart’s available appointments, as well as any federal program locations.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Louisiana
Find out if you are eligible at Louisiana’s Department of Health COVID-19 webpage. Individual appointments must be made at participating locations, a full list of which are hosted on LDH’s vaccine locations webpage.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Maine
You can determine eligibility and see a full list of vaccination providers on Maine’s COVID-19 response website, which includes healthcare centers and pharmacies. If you are eligible to receive a vaccine from an employer, the state urges you to do so.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Maryland
Residents can check eligibility at COVIDLink, and a complete list of vaccination locations with individual appointment instructions and contact info is on the Maryland COVID-19 vaccinations map. Locations include pharmacies, local health departments, hospitals, and mass vaccination sites.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Massachusetts
Residents can check eligibility at the coronavirus update site, and see a full list of vaccine providers and individual appointment booking instructions on its COVID-19 vaccine finder. This list is searchable by location and shows which sites have open appointments.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Michigan
You can find out if you are eligible by using the MDHHS prioritization guidance document, and appointments can be booked through local health departments. Michigan provides a map of local health departments with contact info, and encourages you to reach out to additional sites at Meijer, Rite Aid, or Cardinal Health for Upper Peninsula residents. Those without internet or needing assistance can also call the COVID-19 hotline at (888) 535-6136.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Minnesota
Residents can check eligibility at the Who’s Getting Vaccinated? webpage. The Minnesota COVID-19 response site hosts a map and complete list of vaccine providers with individual booking information, and those who sign up with the vaccine connector could also get randomly selected for the COVID-19 community vaccination program.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Mississippi
Find out if you are eligible at Mississippi’s State Department of Health website, and view a list of vaccination sites (or search an interactive map), each with individual appointment booking instructions. Vaccine sites will include drive-thru vaccinations, private health clinics, and selected pharmacies.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Missouri
Residents can check individual eligibility, sign up to get notified of vaccine availability, and book appointments all through the Missouri COVID-19 vaccine navigator. The state also provides a map of providers, and encourages you to reach out to local public health officials and health facilities for additional sites.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Montana
Montanans can check eligibility on the Department of Public Health & Human Services website under “Status.” Each county has its own vaccination appointment procedures, and contact info and websites for each county are listed on this interactive map.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Nebraska
All residents should register for a vaccine appointment through the vaccination registration portal. When eligible, the system will notify you of available vaccines and provide further instructions to book an appointment. If you have already registered for an appointment through a local health provider, there is no need to re-register, but the state asks all future registrations be made through this centralized portal.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Nevada
Residents can check eligibility and search for appointments through the COVID-19 vaccine locator. Participating pharmacies include Raley’s, Walgreens, Safeway, Smiths Pharmacy, Economy Drug, Walmart, and Sam’s Club, as well as local community sites.
How to get a vaccination appointment in New Hampshire
Residents can check individual eligibility by clicking “Do I Qualify?” on the COVID-19 vaccine phases website, and register for a vaccine through the state portal only when eligible. When vaccines are available, those currently registered will get an email with more information on how to book an appointment.
How to get a vaccination appointment in New Jersey
You can determine eligibility at the COVID-19 information hub, and register to get notified when you are both eligible and when a vaccine is available to you with the vaccine scheduling system. You can also book an appointment directly with providers not in the system, a list of which is available on the locations page.
How to get a vaccination appointment in New Mexico
Check your eligibility on the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine website, and register for a vaccine appointment through the vaccine registration program. This program works with state agencies, as well as public, private, and tribal partners throughout the state.
How to get a vaccination appointment in New York
Residents can check individual eligibility with the “Am I Eligible?” app, and book a state-run appointment the same way. You can also call the COVID-19 vaccination hotline at (833) NYS-4-VAX (833-697-4829). You can also book private appointments in New York City with the NYC COVID-19 finder.
How to get a vaccination appointment in North Carolina
Residents can check individual eligibility with the online tool, and search the vaccine finder for vaccination sites by zip code, city, or current location. Each location has individual instructions for how to book an appointment.
How to get a vaccination appointment in North Dakota
Residents can check eligibility and see a full list of vaccine providers with the vaccine locator. Each location on the list and map has individual contact information and instructions for booking appointments.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Ohio
How to get a vaccination appointment in Oklahoma
Residents can find vaccination sites at Oklahoma’s State Department of Health website. You can also make individual appointments with Walmart and Sam’s Club, and Oklahoma County residents can use VaxOKC to schedule appointments.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Oregon
Residents can check individual eligibility, sign up to receive eligibility updates, and connect to a vaccine provider with the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool. This tool does NOT actually make the appointment, but will send you instructions to schedule with the individual provider when it is your turn.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Pennsylvania
Residents can check individual eligibility with the Your Turn screener, and find a vaccine provider with the interactive map, which lists individual contact information for appointments. All Philadelphia vaccine providers must be registered through this map finder to receive the vaccine, with the exception of Philadelphia County, which uses its own finder tool.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Puerto Rico
Residents can check eligibility on the AARP website, and a list of providers and general information via the Department of Health is available in Spanish. The providers should be contacted directly for appointments.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Rhode Island
Residents can check individual eligibility and sign up for vaccine availability notifications with the vaccine notification list. You can find state-run vaccination sites and appointments through PrepMod or call 844-930-1779. You can also book appointments through CVS or Walgreens, and the state recommends checking your city/town website for locally run sites like Lifespan or Care New England clinics.
How to get a vaccination appointment in South Carolina
Residents can check eligibility at the main COVID-19 vaccine website, and search for vaccine locations with the vaccine locator, which will provide individual contact information for booking appointments. Those who need assistance can also call 1-866-365-8110.
How to get a vaccination appointment in South Dakota
Residents can check individual eligibility with the “When Can I Get Vaccinated?” tool, and use the interactive map for vaccine providers by county health networks, including individual contact info for appointments. There is a separate map for pharmacy locations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Tennessee
Residents can check eligibility at the Department of Health’s website, and book vaccine appointments through their county health departments found here, which often redirects to the state COVID-19 portal for actual booking.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Texas
Texans can determine eligibility with the state’s COVID-19 vaccine information website, and find vaccine locations with contact information organized by mass vaccination sites known as vaccine hubs, a vaccine availability map, and a complete list of vaccine providers via PDF. The state also encourages you to check with nearby pharmacies and your own doctor.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Utah
Residents can check eligibility with the state COVID-19 website and sign up for general COVID-19 updates with the email list. You can book an appointment by directly contacting your local health department, a state healthcare provider, or a participating pharmacy.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Vermont
Find out if you are eligible at the Department of Health’s website, and book appointments through the Health Department portal, Kinney Drugs, or Walgreens. Those who need assistance can also call 855-722-7878.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Virginia
How to get a vaccination appointment in Washington
Residents can check eligibility with the state Department of Health website. You can find vaccine providers through the interactive map and list of contact information to directly book appointments, and also search by county.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Washington D.C.
Residents can check eligibility at the D.C. COVID-19 website, and sign up for future eligibility notifications via email or text. The COVID-19 website also hosts the registration portal when appointments are available, but will not display when there are no appointments available. If no appointments are available, residents can familiarize themselves via the how-to guide to speed up the process in the meantime.
The website also lists select hospitals and health centers that are vaccine providers, with individual appointment contact information only for existing patients.
How to get a vaccination appointment in West Virginia
Residents should pre-register here. This will send vaccine updates and offer an appointment time when one becomes available. A list of vaccination clinic locations is also available, but those wishing to use these sites should still register through the same portal.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Wisconsin
Find out if you are eligible at the Department of Health Services website, and search for providers via the map of vaccine providers. However, this map is only updated once every two weeks and appointments represented could be full. Residents of specific counties can also register through the vaccine registry, which accounts for DHS community-based vaccination sites. Participating pharmacies include Kroger and Walgreens, where appointments should be made through their websites.
How to get a vaccination appointment in Wyoming
Residents can check eligibility at the Department of Health website, and everyone should complete the pre-registration form to receive eligibility and vaccine updates. Distribution varies by county, so you should check your county’s individual process and appointment contact information here.
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