COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Science-based information to help you stay informed about the safety and availability of a COVID-19 vaccine

The Path to Defeating COVID‑19

As the trusted champion for lung health, the American Lung Association is focused on slowing the spread and defeating COVID-19. To further protect the overall population and those most vulnerable, we need a sufficiently high proportion of the population to get vaccinated to stop coronavirus transmission. The introduction of COVID-19 vaccines gives us hope. 

We encourage everyone to consider getting a vaccine once one is available to them. 

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The Latino community has experienced a higher rate of illnesses and deaths due to COVID-19. Allergist and National Medical Spokesperson for the American Lung Association, Dr. Juanita Mora discusses the importance of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, specifically for the Hispanic and Latino communities.

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Better For It - COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkits

It will take all of us to bring this pandemic under control, and we invite you to download our resources to help spread the word in your community.

COVID-19 Vaccine Progress to Date in the U.S.

56% of the total population is fully vaccinated.
65% of the total population has received at least one dose.
78% of adults have received at least one dose.

You can view vaccination rates by age, geographic, race or ethnicity on this CDC Vaccine Tracker.

Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Three vaccines are currently available. All currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and reduce your risk of severe illness. The best COVID-19 vaccine is the first one that is available to you. You're considered "fully vaccinated" two weeks after your final shot.

Pfizer-BioNTech
(Brand name: Comirnaty)

  • People 12 years and older
  • 2 doses, 21 days apart
  • Full FDA approval for ages 16 and older. Emergency Use Authorization for ages 12-15.

Moderna

  • People 18 years and older
  • 2 doses, 28 days apart
  • Authorized for Emergency Use

Johnson & Johnson

  • People 18 years and older
  • 1 dose
  • Authorized for Emergency Use

Where to Get Your Vaccination

Select your state below to visit your health department for more information on how and when you can get your COVID-19 vaccination. You can also search for availability through your local pharmacy by visiting VaccineFinder.org.

Vaccine FAQs

Get answers to common and evolving questions around a COVID-19 vaccine.

Yes. So far, studies suggest that the currently available vaccines work on variants circulating across the U.S. and globe. Many of the more common variants allow the virus to spread more easily, making it especially important to get vaccinated as soon as possible. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, protect yourself by following recommendations for wearing a face mask and maintaining social distance. And maintain good health practices such as washing your hands and avoiding unnecessary exposure to people who are sick.

You can view reports from the CDC showing which variants are currently most common in the United States.

You may. People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and may not build the same level of immunity to a two-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. For these individuals, CDC recommends an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for these individuals.

A vaccine booster is now also recommended if you received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, are over 65 and/or are at higher risk of serious complications from the disease to speak with your healthcare provider about getting a Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine.

For more information on booster doses visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

While there is no preference to the three available vaccines, they are not interchangeable. If you begin your vaccination series with the Pfizer vaccine your second dose should be Pfizer, and if you begin with the Moderna vaccine your second dose should be Moderna. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose.

Vaccine Safety

The U.S. has an established vaccine safety system that ensures all vaccines are as safe as possible. The safety of a COVID-19 vaccine is a top priority. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

Doctors and medical professionals across the country provide insight on the safety of vaccines:

Register for V-Safe After Vaccine Health Checker

Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose. Learn more and register.

Understanding Vaccines

Understand vaccines for respiratory diseases: how they are made, how they have evolved and how they are approved for use.
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The American Lung Association urges members of the public to always consult with their own healthcare providers about whether this or any vaccine is appropriate for them.

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