COVID-19 Vaccinations: Now Available for Individuals Ages 5+

The vaccine is now available to anyone age 5+. You can access state-specific vaccine information for New York and Vermont, including frequently asked questions, on the pages below.

All adults and children age 12+ should receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

  • Pfizer boosters are approved for anyone age 12+ who completed their two-dose regimen at least five months ago.
  • Moderna boosters for adults age 18+ who completed their two-dose regimen at least six months ago.
  • Johnson & Johnson boosters are approved for adults age 18+ who received their first dose at least two months ago.
  • A third dose is recommended for immunocompromised children aged 5-11.
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If you are a resident of New York, find out about the vaccine in your state.

Information For New York Residents

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If you are a resident of Vermont, find out about the vaccine in your state.

Information For Vermont Residents


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It is critical that we all stay vigilant and continue to do the things that help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine if you are over the age of 5.
  • Wear a mask when necessary. 
  • Clean your hands often by washing with soap or using hand sanitizer.
  • Observe local and state guidelines and keep up with the latest recommendations for your area.

And please remember:

  • Vaccination is the best weapon we have to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The most important thing you can do right now is to continue to practice behaviors and take actions that we know can stop the spread. Encourage your family and friends to do this, too.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are rigorously tested before released for public use.
  • Stay informed – continue to visit this page, watch for our emails, follow your local UVMHN hospital on social media or check the web pages provided by New York and Vermont state government.