CDC recommendations for vaccine allocation by phase and eligibility group. Phase 1a is eligible to health care workers and long-term care facility residents. Phase 1b is eligible to frontline essential workers and people 75 years and older. Phase 1c is eligible to people ages 65 – 74 years, people ages 16 – 64 years with high risk medical conditions, and essential workers not previously recommended for vaccination. Phase 2 is eligible to people 16 years and older, not previously recommended for vaccination.
What to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine at CVS®.
- We are currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine in limited areas at our retail locations per state eligibility guidelines
- Eligibility phases may vary from CDC guidance based on each state's community needs*
- When eligible, schedule both vaccines (first dose and second dose) online or through the CVS Pharmacy app
- The vaccine will be no cost to you through your insurance or a government program for the uninsured
We'll help keep you informed about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- mRNA vaccines train our bodies to trigger an immune response to the disease, and don't affect or interact with our DNA in any way
- Vaccine development process was informed by decades of research and large-scale clinical trials with thousands of participants
- After two required doses, the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have a 94% to 95% efficacy rate of protection against COVID-19
- They may include pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle and joint pain or chills and fever
- Remember, the vaccine does not contain the virus, so it cannot give you COVID-19
COVID-19 vaccines: Your questions, answered