Who Can Get the Vaccine Now, and Who Can Get It Later?
In response to the COVID‑19 emergency, the United States Government has made recommendations on who can get vaccinated, and when. Each state will make the ultimate determination of who gets the vaccine first. At first, the vaccine will only be available in limited locations for people with greater risk of exposure, or greater risk of severe illness. The plan allows more people to get the vaccine when more doses of vaccine become available.
Click to see the most current information on who can get vaccinated from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Who Should Not
Get the Vaccine?
You should not get the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine, or if you had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine. Let your vaccination provider know about any allergies you have.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss your options with your healthcare provider.
No. The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine has not been studied and is not authorized for use in individuals younger than 18 years of age.
Where Do I Get the Vaccine?
Distribution of Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine, including prioritization and available volume, is being managed by the US Government in coordination with state, territorial, tribal, and local health departments.
For the most current information on vaccine administration sites, contact your healthcare provider or your local health department.
How Is the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine Given?
The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine will be given to you as an injection into the muscle. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine vaccination series is 2 doses given 1 month apart.
If you receive one dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of the same vaccine 1 month later to complete the vaccination series.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Being Vaccinated?
Before receiving the Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have any allergies
- Have a fever
- Have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
- Are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have received another COVID‑19 vaccine
after your injection