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Getting vaccinated is an important step to help protect older adults and caregivers from getting COVID-19. If you or a loved one need help scheduling and accessing a vaccine appointment, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) can help.

The CDC offers two key tools to help find a vaccine appointment:

  • Find information from your State Health Department on theCDC’s vaccine webpage. Use the state search box for up-to-date information and state vaccination hotlines, if available.

  • Find vaccine appointments within 10 miles of your zip code. Enter your zip code into the Vaccine Finder. This information is updated periodically from the CDC and states to reflect sites with vaccines in stock.

Looking for more assistance? Your local AAA may be able to help you make a vaccine appointment and schedule transportation to get there. To find your AAA, contact the Eldercare Locator at (800-677-1116) from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday or find your local AAA’s contact information by entering your zip code on the search bar at the top of the Locator’s homepage.

As the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out across the country, it’s also important for older adults to be on the lookout for potential scams offering early access to vaccines. Be vigilant and do not share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts or emails you promising to get you the vaccine for a fee. Keep in mind that Medicare covers the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine.

For the latest vaccine updates, check with the CDC. You can also get answers to commonly asked questions about the pandemic at