VACCINE TEAM: Do I need to take the vaccine in the same state or county?

COVID-19 vaccines are a federal program. You can get your shot anywhere in the country!
Updated: Apr. 19, 2021 at 4:47 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Now that everyone 16 and older can get the vaccine, the WBTV Vaccine team is getting similar questions we first were asked at the beginning of the vaccine rollout.

These questions are important if you are booking your spot to get your shot.

The Vaccine Team was asked: “Do I need to take the vaccine in the same state or county?”

The answer is no.

The COVID-19 vaccination program is a federally funded program and there are no boundaries when it comes to where you get your shots.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just wants everyone to make sure they book a second dose if they are getting the current mRNA vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer, at the recommended intervals.

And make sure you book your second appointment for the same vaccine.

The recommended interval between doses is 21 days for Pfizer-BioNTech and 28 days for Moderna; however, up to 42 days between doses is permissible when a delay is unavoidable.

You also do not need to present a government ID. The shots are free.

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