Protect your health with a COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are an important step in protecting your health and your loved ones, and we encourage you to talk to your doctor about the right time to get your vaccine. We are committed to providing helpful vaccine information and resources to support you, including $0 cost-share on COVID-19 vaccinations through the national public health emergency period.

Schedule your vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available across vaccination providers, including retail pharmacies, doctors’ offices and other health systems.

Vaccine protection and safety

FDA-authorized and FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and help prevent serious illness from COVID-19. 

$0 vaccine cost-share

You should not receive a bill for your COVID-19 vaccination through the national public health emergency.1

After you get vaccinated

Get the latest on life after you get your vaccine, from how to manage potential side effects to how to access your vaccine record. 

Answering your questions

To help you plan and keep you informed, we’ve gathered key public information about COVID-19 vaccines below. The CDC remains the best resource on COVID-19 vaccines.

Protection and safety

Watch a video to learn COVID-19 vaccine safety and why they're recommended. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Video

Cost and coverage

Primary series: First dose appointment preparation and getting a second dose

Boosters and additional doses

After you get vaccinated

Stay safe and healthy

It’s important to follow public health guidelines to help you stay healthy. Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by following these simple steps:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Continue to physically distance
  • Avoid crowds
  • Wash your hands

Visit the CDC website or the American Medical Association for more information on life after vaccination, including mask-wearing guidance.

Also, remember to stay on top of your doctor appointments like annual checkups and care for anxiety, depression and loneliness. Most providers also offer virtual visits to help you get the care you need.

Clinical resources

Want to learn more? Here are clinical resources from various authorities to help in understanding COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine fraud awareness

Be on alert for fraud. While you may be interested in sharing the news of your vaccination, be sure not to post a picture of your CDC vaccination card on the internet or via social media. There may be people who try to use your information as their own.

We're listening

We’re committed to keeping you up to date on COVID-19. We're taking note of your questions and working hard to provide answers.

Footnote

  1. If you receive additional services during your vaccination appointment, you may be responsible for copays, deductibles, coinsurance or out-of-network charges, according to your benefits plan.
  2. Always follow vaccination instructions from the manufacturer.
  3. Available COVID-19 vaccines have received both emergency use authorization and approval from the FDA.
  4. The CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of the FDA-authorized mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, at least 28 days after a second dose of FDA-authorized Comirnaty COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.
  5. CDC advises people ages 18 years and older who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago should get a booster shot. The J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine has lower vaccine effectiveness over time compared to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna).

Disclaimer

Follow vaccination instructions from the manufacturer. The current FDA-authorized and FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines may not be appropriate for everyone. There are special considerations for people with certain conditions, of different ages, and who have had treatments such as monoclonal antibody therapy and convalescent plasma. If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, talk to your health care provider or visit the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions

The information is a summary and is subject to change. This page describes general benefits we offer to all members in all states. They also include federal requirements. More benefits may be available in some states and under some plans. We have created rules and practices that may apply to some of our products at this time. The information is a summary and is subject to change. For more information, contact your account representative or call the number on your UnitedHealthcare card.