Ready to get vaccinated?
Both CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic offer a range of vaccines. Schedule an appointment at the option that’s right for you.
The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccination for nearly everyone 6 months of age and older, and our pharmacies are able to vaccinate patients as young as 3 years old in some states. Get your flu shot to help reduce your risk of serious complications from the flu, including hospitalization.
The updated COVID-19 vaccine, released on September 12, 2023, more closely targets currently circulating variants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine* to help protect against serious illness from COVID-19. Eligible patients can receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine at least two months after their last dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. CVS® store locations can administer COVID-19 vaccines to patients ages 5 and older.
The CDC recommends the hepatitis B vaccine for all infants, all children or adolescents younger than 19 years of age who have not been vaccinated, all adults ages 19 through 59 years and adults age 60 years or older with risk factors for hepatitis B infection.
The Tdap vaccine can help prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). The CDC recommends that all adolescents receive their first Tdap vaccine, and it highly recommends that they receive it before they become teens, getting that first shot at age 11 or 12. After that dose, they should continue to receive a Tdap vaccine for booster immunization every 10 years.
The CDC recommends adults age 60+ may get the RSV vaccine to help prevent lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV, based on discussions with their health care provider.
View your vaccination records anytime using your health dashboard. Availability for vaccine records varies by state regulations.
Our team can recommend over-the-counter products to help with side effects.
Our immunizers are trained and certified, and our pharmacists are available to answer any questions.
Vaccinations at CVS Pharmacy® are available at more than 9,000 locations and administered by a certified immunizer.
MinuteClinic® provides vaccinations at more than 1,100 locations and can accept younger patients at least 18 months in age.
Consider a vaccination schedule to help your kids stay protected.
Adult vaccines help protect you and those around you.
Seniors can help support their immunity with routine vaccinations.
Most individuals with diabetes should receive pneumonia (pneumococcal) and hepatitis B vaccines.
Flu vaccines can help prevent chances of another heart attack.
A weakened immune system can make you more vulnerable to infection.
Your personalized health dashboard gives you immediate access to your vaccination records, medications, test results and more.
You can earn credits for filling prescriptions, getting your flu shot and doing more. Even your pets can help you earn.
Many insurance plans will cover vaccinations. To ensure coverage, contact your insurance provider.
Medicare Part B covers preventive care vaccines for flu, COVID-19, pneumonia and hepatitis B at no cost. Medicare Part D covers preventive care vaccines for shingles and Tdap at no cost. Certain other vaccines, such as vaccines used for treatment purposes or vaccines not recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), may be covered with cost sharing. Visit Medicare.gov to learn more.
Vaccines go through years of testing as required by law and are continuously monitored for safety and efficacy once licensed and in use. U.S. teams of physicians, scientists and public health experts closely monitor any adverse effects that might occur after a vaccination and respond as necessary, to ensure vaccines are held to the highest safety standards.
Many school systems now require fifth and sixth graders to receive a Tdap immunization. Meningitis vaccinations are also required by some colleges before incoming freshmen are allowed to move into dorms or attend classes. To find out what vaccines are required for your individual situation, please contact your local school district or specific college.
You may experience mild side effects after receiving a vaccine. Most side effects are mild (for example, a sore arm or low-grade fever) and go away within a few days. More information on each vaccination is available on the specific vaccine health pages. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side-effects.htm
There are some people who should not get certain vaccines or should wait to get them due to age, specific health conditions or other factors. It’s always a good idea to discuss with your health care provider the vaccinations you are considering.
Unvaccinated people can be at risk if exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases. Symptoms and complications of such diseases can be serious and even life-threatening.
Whether you’re looking for flu, pneumonia, whooping cough or meningitis vaccinations, we can help. CVS offers vaccines for children, adolescents, teens and adults, plus certain injections for adults.
A vaccination refers to the process of receiving a vaccine whereas an immunization refers to the process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination.
A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/imz-basics.htm
Active immunity results when someone is exposed to a disease organism that triggers the immune system to produce antibodies to that disease. Passive immunity is provided when someone is given antibodies to a disease.
At this time, you may only access your own vaccination records or those of your minor children. Any patient age 18 or older must create their own account on Care.CVS.com to access their vaccination records.
Check your email for the COVID-19 vaccination record if both of the following conditions apply:
A record of the vaccination should have been immediately sent to that address. It would have been sent from Pharmacy@Notification.CVSHealth.com with a subject line of “For Your Records.”
Quick tip: The prescription (Rx) number can be found on any prescription bottle, as well as on the vaccination confirmation email referenced in the previous question (“How do I view my minor child’s vaccination records?”) with the subject line “For your records.”
*FOR VACCINES OFFERED: Availability varies by state based on regulations. This is not an all-inclusive list of who should be vaccinated. Age restrictions apply. Available when a certified immunizer is on duty.
*FOR $5 OFF $20 COUPON: Redeemable in store at CVS Pharmacy® and Longs Drugs® locations for one-time use only between August 14 through December 31, 2023. Coupon received via email after vaccination. Limit one per customer per eligible vaccine visit. $5 savings applied to total qualifying purchase of at least $20 (after other coupons and discounts are applied). Limit one coupon per transaction. Reward cannot be issued in Arkansas, New Jersey and New York, at Target or Schnucks locations, or at MinuteClinic® locations in Arkansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Coupon is void if copied or transferred and where prohibited by law. Internet printed or counterfeit coupons prohibited. Original must be relinquished with purchase. ExtraCare® card required to receive savings. Coupon cannot be combined with any other CVS Pharmacy coupon. Coupon excludes alcohol, bottle deposits, bus passes, copays, ephedrine/pseudoephedrine products, gift cards, hunting and fishing licenses, lottery tickets, magazines, milk (where required by law or regulation), money orders, newspapers, postage stamps, prepaid cards, prescriptions, sale or promotional merchandise, and any imposed governmental fees or items reimbursed by a government health plan. Tax charged on pre-coupon price where required. No cash back. Retailer’s coupon. Bearer assumes all sales and use tax liability. CVS® reserves the right to modify this offer.
*FOR COVID-19 VACCINE RECOMMENDATION: Certain individuals may be eligible for more than one dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine, depending on their age, previous vaccination history and/or immunocompromised status.
*FOR FLU AND MORE: Availability varies by state based on regulations. This is not an all‐inclusive list of who should be vaccinated. Age restrictions apply. Talk to your CVS Pharmacy® immunizing pharmacist to see if any of these vaccines are right for you.