For many of us who got our children ages 12 and older vaccinated last year, if it’s been at least 5 months, it is now time to start scheduling their booster shots. After the huge increase in new cases over the holidays, it is imperative that we all continue to do our part to keep our families as safe as we can. We can help you find a vaccine appointment.
Luckily, here in Arizona it is super easy to find a vaccine or booster near you. We have tons of options when searching for where to schedule your appointment. Here are a couple of sites you can visit to find the closest location to you.
- Vaccines.gov: This site lets you search for vaccines near you listed by ZIP code and vaccine type. Each listing tells you exactly what vaccine that particular site is offering, if walk-ins are available, etc. Just within 5 miles of my home, I have over 50 locations available including all the Walgreens, CVS, Fry’s, and grocery stores offering appointments.
- CVS and Walgreens: Both offer vaccine appointments through their websites. We have looked at current available appointments and they are offered every 10 minutes throughout the day. Try to print your paperwork ahead of time to limit the wait time.
- Your pediatrician’s office: Many pediatricians are also offering COVID vaccines and boosters. Check with your doctor to see if they have a vaccine appointment available.
Also if you are looking for free home tests, public libraries are giving them out for free. You just have to keep an eye on their website for when they re-stock weekly.
We all are so ready to travel and get back to normal activities soon. Having a completed vaccine card is going to make all of those future fun activities so much easier. You can use this app on your phone to upload your completed card so your health status is easy to prove upon request. If you are traveling out of state, it is also a good idea to carry paper copies of your vaccine cards for each member of your family.
Together, we can get through this! To read more about our experience with COVID-19 and vaccines, click here.