New COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine

The FDA has approved the latest COVID-19 vaccine, and the CDC has recommended it for use. Starting September 12th, you can find the new COVID-19 vaccine at your local health center, provider’s office, and retail pharmacy.

The Flu vaccine is also available for the current Fall season and upcoming Winter season. For most people, flu shots are low-cost or covered by insurance and can be obtained at local pharmacies or doctor’s offices.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for the Uninsured and Underinsured

As of September 12th, 2023, the US government is no longer providing COVID-19 vaccines free-of-cost through the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program, and both the original COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 booster are no longer being administered. If you have health insurance, the new vaccine will be administered free-of-cost through your private health insurance, Medicare, or Medi-Cal coverage. If you are uninsured, or your health insurance does not cover COVID-19 vaccination costs, please continue reading below.

Local health providers, federally-funded health centers, and select pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, and eTrueNorth) will offer the new COVID-19 vaccine at no-cost to all uninsured and underinsured adults over 18 years of age with funding from the CDC Bridge Access Program. Children who are uninsured will also receive the vaccine free-of-cost through the Vaccines For Children Program.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention