Did you know? The two-dose shingles vaccine, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is over 90% effective in preventing shingles in adults ages 50 years and older with a normal immune system.9
Find the right vaccine for you and your family
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough)
- Hepatitis A3
- MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella)
- Varicella (Chicken pox)5
- Japanese encephalitis6
Why CVS® for your vaccinations?
Our certified immunizers at the pharmacy and MinuteClinic® are happy to answer your questions as well as provide vaccine recommendations.
Our CVS Pharmacy® team can provide over-the-counter recommendations for how to help manage side effects. Additionally, MinuteClinic offers a vaccine side effect service available either in person or via telehealth.
You can view your CVS Pharmacy vaccination records8 in your health dashboard. You must be 18+ to view your vaccination record.
Ready to get a vaccination?
Both CVS Pharmacy® and MinuteClinic® offer a range of vaccines. Schedule an appointment at the option that’s right for you.
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Find a location for the vaccine you need
Availability varies by state. Choose a state from the menu to find out what age and other limitations may apply.
Not sure which vaccinations you need?
Use the links below for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination recommendations for everyone age 18 months and up.
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 recommend 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. Monitoring health problems after receiving vaccinations is essential to ensure vaccines are held to the highest safety standards.
Many school systems now require 5th and 6th 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 minor side effects after receiving a vaccine. Most side effects are minor (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 the vaccinations you’re considering with your health care provider.
Unvaccinated people can be at risk if exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases. Symptoms and complications of such diseases can be serious or potentially life-threatening.
Whether you’re looking for flu, pneumonia whopping 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 where as 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.
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 rather than producing them through their own immune system.
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 recordif both the following conditions apply:
- The minor was vaccinated at CVS Pharmacy®
- An email address was provided at scheduling/check-in
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.”
- Sign in to CVS.com® or create an account if you do not have one. (You may first have to verify your identity if you have not done so in the past.)
- Go to Pharmacy
- Pharmacy Settings
- Manage Family Members
- Add a person
- To add your minor, we first need to locate their pharmacy records by using their patient information or a prescription number.
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.”
- Once the pharmacy records are found, you will be asked to confirm that you are the parent or legal guardian.
- Once you confirm: Success! Your minor child’s Rx records are now available for viewing at CVS.com
If you’re trying to view your minor child’s vaccination record, visit Care.CVS.com
- Login with your CVS.com account details
- You may be asked to verify your identity before you can view your child’s record
- Once you have logged in and verified your identity, visit “Vaccinations” on Care.CVS.com
1 FOR SHINGLES 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® certified immunizer to see if any of these vaccines are right for you.
2 FOR COVID-19 VACCINE COST: The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available at select CVS Pharmacy® locations and is no cost with most insurance plans or for those uninsured.
3 FOR VACCINES OFFERED: Hepatitis A : Call your local CVS® to learn availability. Vaccines available at select MinuteClinic® locations only.
4 FOR VACCINES OFFERED: Cholera :Call your local CVS® to learn availability.
5 FOR VACCINES OFFERED: Varicella (Chicken pox): Call your local CVS® to learn availability. Vaccines available at select MinuteClinic® locations only
6 FOR VACCINES OFFERED: Japanese encephalitis : Call your local CVS® to learn availability.
7 FOR VACCINES OFFERED: Rabies : Call your local CVS® to learn availability.
8 FOR VACCINATION RECORDS: 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 this vaccine is right for you.
9FOR OVER 90% EFFECTIVE: Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/hcp/shingrix/about-vaccine.html. “Among immunocompetent adults 50 years and older, the efficacy of two doses of Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) was high among all age groups. In a clinical trial of more than 30,000 participants, vaccine efficacy was 96.6% in adults aged 50 to 59 years, 97.4% in adults aged 60 to 69 years, and 91.3% in adults aged 70 years and older.”