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

75% of the total population has received at least one dose.
63% of the total population is fully vaccinated.
39% of fully vaccinated people with a booster

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

Everyone 5 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Three vaccines are currently available. All recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and reduce your risk of severe illness. 
  • You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your second dose of an mRNA vaccine or 14 days after your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Booster COVID-19 vaccines are available. Your booster vaccine can be the product of your choice. Learn more about boosters and eligibility. Your healthcare provider can help you determine if you should receive a booster vaccine.
  • Additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines are recommended and available for moderately to severely immunocompromised persons.

Pfizer-BioNTech*

Eligibility:
People 5 years and older
# of doses/spacing for primary series:
2 doses, 21 days apart
Booster Eligibility:
  • People 12 years and older
Timing of Booster:
At least 5 months after receiving primary series.

*(Brand name: Comirnaty)

Moderna

Eligibility:
People 18 years and older
# of doses/spacing for primary series:
2 doses, 28 days apart
Booster Eligibility:
  • People 18 years and older
Timing of Booster:
At least 5 months after receiving primary series.

Janssen/Johnson & Johnson

Eligibility:
People 18 years and older
# of doses/spacing for primary series:
1 dose
Booster Eligibility:
  • People 18 years and older
Timing of Booster:
At least 2 months after receiving primary dose.

Where to Get Your Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available. Check if your healthcare provider is offering COVID-19 vaccination in their clinic, contact your local or state health department (select from list below) or visit your local pharmacy to see if walk-in or appointments are available.

You can also search Vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 800-232-0233 to find a location near you.

 

What You Need to Know about Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines

Get information on vaccine availability for children and read frequently asked questions about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine FAQs

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

You may. A vaccine booster is recommended to anyone 12+ who received the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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. People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems can also receive a booster dose 5 months after their additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Speak with your healthcare provider about getting a COVID-19 booster vaccine.

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

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is a type of coronavirus. Like all viruses, coronaviruses change constantly through mutation, resulting in new variants such as Omicron. The CDC closely monitors variants and has posted information about Omicron. The ways to protect yourself from coronavirus infection haven’t changed. You should be up to date on your recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters. Boosters are available for everyone 12+. Continue washing your hands and stay home when you are sick. Masking provides an additional layer of protection and CDC recommends wearing a mask in public indoor settings where community transmission is substantial or high. Until you are fully vaccinated, maintain social distance from others and wear a mask around those who do not live in your household. Remember that breakthrough infections are expected in fully vaccinated people. Vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

There is no exact date. The reason COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective is because there is a rigorous process all vaccines go through before they become widely available. You can learn more about how vaccines are approved at  Lung.org/vaccines.

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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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.

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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