Do you need to be a U.S. citizen to get the COVID vaccine?

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

Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH explains that the COVID vaccines are free to everyone, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to receive a COVID vaccine. And so, if you’re worried about your documentation status, it’s important that you understand that you don’t need to have any documentation of your immigration status to receive a vaccine and neither does your child.

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.

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Everyone ages 5+ can now get a COVID-19 vaccine.

There is no cost to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., regardless of insurance or immigration status.