Immunization Resources

Immunization and Vaccine Resources

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Importance of Immunizations

Immunizations, often referred to as vaccinations, vaccines, or shots, may include commonly known vaccinations, such as flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines, in addition to other important, routine vaccinations for different age groups. The CDC recommends certain vaccines, including the Tdap, Td, HPV, influenza, and hepatitis B vaccines, for teens and adults based on different age groups. CDC also recommends that adults over the age of 50 receive the shingles vaccine, pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, which protect against serious pneumococcal diseases, including meningitis and pneumonia.

Racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected when it comes to receiving recommended vaccines. Many factors can contribute to lower vaccination rates, including concerns about vaccine safety and limited access to care and health coverage.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health has compiled the following immunization resources for health care providers, partners, and patients. We have also prepared a list of resources in other languages.

Flu Resources for Health Care Professionals
Flu Resources for Patients and Partners

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources  

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through CMS, has announced that people with Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage, private insurance coverage, or no health coverage can get COVID-19 vaccines, including the updated Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines, at no cost, for as long as the federal government continues purchasing and distributing these COVID-19 vaccines.

Please find COVID-19 vaccine booster information included in the list of resources below:

Featured COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Additional Resources for Patients and Partners
Resources in Other Languages
Childhood Vaccine Resources

The CDC now recommends that all children ages 6 months and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Children ages 6 months and older are able to get an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The federal government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to all people living in the U.S. regardless of immigration or health insurance status.

Check with your child’s provider about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccination or your local pharmacy to see if walk-ins or appointments are available for children.

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10/13/2022 10:18 AM