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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.

COVID Vaccines Now Available for Kids Starting at 6 Months!

The CDC has authorized COVID vaccines for infants starting at 6 months and younger children. Children 5+ and adults were already eligible for vaccination and boosters.

Staying up-to-date with your COVID vaccine is the best way to protect you and your family.

And, it’s FREE, regardless of insurance or immigration status.