Every day, millions of Americans are rolling up their sleeves to get a coronavirus vaccine. States are starting to open up vaccination clinics to all adults, no matter where they fall on a priority list, and the federal government has secured a cache of shots large enough to vaccinate everyone in the country, with some to spare.
Public health experts are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated — and fast — to reduce the number of hospitalizations and coronavirus-related deaths.
All the coronavirus vaccines are free, paid for by the federal government, for anyone living in the United States — regardless of your immigration status or health insurance. Vaccine clinics cannot charge you for a shot, but they may ask for your insurance information to then charge the health-care provider a fee.
If you’re registered or scheduled for a vaccination, here’s what you need to know:
If you have concerns or questions about whether you should get a vaccine based on allergies, underlying medical conditions or other health concerns, talk to your doctor first.