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

Pediatricians and other experts answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Pediatrician Ilan Shapiro, MD explains that the COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to everyone in the U.S. regardless of insurance or immigration status.

The great news that we have for absolutely everybody on the community, parents and family members, is that this vaccine is free for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have insurance or not. And most importantly, it doesn’t matter if you’re a, you know, you have current documents or not to be here in the country, you can actually have access to it.

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.

Stay up to date with your COVID vaccine, including boosters!

COVID vaccines are safe and effective for everyone ages 6 months and older.

Immunity wanes over time. Keep up your protection against COVID by getting boosted when eligible.

Updated boosters are available for adults and children 6 months and older.