Do I have to pay to vaccinate my child for COVID?

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Yvonne Maldonado, MD explains the vaccines are free for all eligible persons, including kids, regardless of insurance or immigration status.

For children 12 and above and for adults as well, anybody can get vaccinated for free regardless of immigration status, regardless of whether you have insurance or not. There is no reason for somebody not to be able to go to a pharmacy, your provider or a public health clinic and get vaccinated if you want one. And please, if you’re going to get vaccinated make sure you get both doses of the vaccine if you’re using the mRNA vaccine, because we are seeing that a large number of people are not going back for their second dose, and you really need that second dose of vaccine to have the full protection of the mRNA vaccines.

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC.

Find FREE COVID Vaccines Near You!

COVID vaccines are available at no cost to everyone ages 12 and older in the U.S., regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you.