Vaccine Resources and Information for the Public
This page contains helpful information about COVID-19 vaccines including vaccine safety, the importance and benefits of getting vaccinated, what to expect when getting a vaccine, and more.
- The COVID-19 vaccine is free.
- Vaccines are available for everyone 6 months of age and older.
- You will not be asked about your immigration status when you get a vaccine.
- Insurance is not required.
- No appointment is needed at many locations.
Note: 6-18-22 COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone 6 months of age and older. The resources on this page are being updated to include the new Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for children 6 months through age 6. Please see CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations for Children and Teens for the current information.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answers to common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines that are available in LA County.
Vaccine FAQ: General
Answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
Vaccine FAQ: Getting a Vaccine
Answers to common questions about how and when to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and what to bring.
Vaccine FAQ: Safety and Side Effects
Answers to common questions about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine FAQ: How Vaccines Work
Answers to common questions about how COVID-19 vaccines work.
Vaccine FAQ: Immunocompromised People
Answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines for people with severely weakened immune systems.
Vaccine FAQ: Fully Vaccinated and Up-to-Date
Answers to common questions about when a person is considered fully vaccinated or up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines.
Vaccine FAQ: Booster Doses
Answers to common questions about COVID-19 booster doses.
Vaccine FAQ: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Fertility
Answers to common questions about how COVID-19 vaccines impact fertility and pregnancy.
Vaccine FAQ: Children
Answers to common questions from the CDC about children’s COVID-19 vaccines for parents and guardians.
Vaccine FAQ: Vaccine Basics
Answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
Key information about types of vaccines, side effects, booster doses, and more.
COVID Vaccine Schedules
A schedule of when to get each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Timing of Second Vaccine Dose
A flyer that explains the recommended schedule for getting a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
A flyer that explains how and why to get a vaccine.
Risks and benefits of each vaccine to help choose which vaccine is right for you.
A link to CDC’s webpage that describes how we monitor the safety of vaccines.
Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Site Near You!
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COVID-19 Vaccine & Fetal Cell Lines
Answers to tough questions about fetal cells and vaccine development.
Vaccine Facts for Parents
A summary of key information about children and COVID-19 vaccines.
Preventing Spread for Parents with Unvaccinated Children
A flyer that explains how families can protect unvaccinated children and slow the spread.
Why Routine Childhood Vaccinations Matter
A flyer that explains why children should get their routine vaccines.
Vaccine Facts for Teens
A flyer that explains how and why teenagers should get a vaccine.
Vaccine Facts for Teens in Foster Care
A flyer that explains how teenagers in foster care can get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine Facts: Fertility and Periods
A flyer with safety information about fertility, periods, and COVID-19 vaccines.
Vaccine Facts: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
A flyer with important safety information about COVID-19 vaccines for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
A link to the CDC’s guidance on getting COVID-19 vaccines while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
A link to additional guidance and resources about pregnancy, breastfeeding, and COVID-19 vaccines.
FDA: Pfizer Information for Recipients
Detailed information and FAQs for people who get the Pfizer vaccine.
FDA: Pfizer Vaccine FAQ for Children 5-11
Detailed information and FAQs for recipients and caregivers about the Pfizer pediatric vaccine.
FDA: Moderna Information for Recipients
Detailed information and FAQs for people who get the Moderna vaccine.
FDA: Johnson & Johnson Information for Recipients
Detailed information and FAQs for people who get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
CDC: Boosters and Additional Doses for Non-FDA Approved Vaccines
Instructions for boosters and additional doses for people who got a non-FDA approved vaccine.
Risk of Myocarditis and Pericarditis
Answers to questions about rare side effects of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
How to Get Vaccinated
Instructions on how to find a vaccine site near you, what to expect before and after your vaccine, transportation services, and digital vaccine records.
Vaccine Locator Tool
A tool to search for a vaccine location near you.
Vaccine Step-by-step Guide
Instructions to use the Vaccine Locator Tool.
Transit & Paratransit for People with Disabilities
A link to a webpage for people who need help getting to a vaccine site.
CDC: What to Expect at Your Appointment
A link to a webpage that explains what happens at a vaccine appointment.
CDC: What to Know About the Second Booster Dose
Description: A flyer with information to consider when deciding to get a second booster.
How to Get a COVID-19 Test
A list of easy ways to find a COVID-19 test in LA County.
Vaccine Side Effects
A link to a webpage that describes what symptoms to expect after you get a vaccine.
Access Your Vaccination Records
Instructions on how to access your digital COVID-19 vaccine record.
Digital Vaccine Record FAQ
Answers to common questions about digital vaccine records.
Vaccine Verification and Digital Vaccine Record
A short video about how to access your digital COVID-19 vaccine record.
These materials show you how to find accurate information about COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine Myths and Facts
Detailed information to help correct myths about COVID-19 vaccines.
5 Ways to Spot Misinformation
A checklist to check the accuracy of COVID-19 information online.
How to Avoid Vaccine Scams
Ways to identify fake testing, contact tracing, vaccines, and more.
CDC: Vaccine Misinformation
A link to CDC’s webpage on myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines.
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