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Immunizations (Vaccines)

Due to COVID-19, immunization rates are down. If you or a loved one is due for an immunization, call your doctor to set up an appointment today. Check to see which immunizations are covered. Review recommendations by age range.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for several COVID-19 vaccines. Not everyone can receive the vaccine at the same time so states have determined their own distribution plans based on risk and other factors.

To protect your health and safety, and those you love, it’s important to get the vaccine when you’re eligible and able.

CareFirst members will pay $0 for any authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

You can continue to help reduce the spread of the disease by:

  • Wearing a mask
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Washing your hands

As we learn more, we will continue to update this page and our COVID-19 vaccine resources with information. Here are some additional resources to help you stay informed:

Know where to go for your vaccines

Check the links below to see where you can get your vaccines—it’s important to keep up-to-date, even during the pandemic.

  • All CareFirst members in MD, D.C. and Northern VA (view service area) can visit these regional participating pharmacies for their vaccines.
  • Members who have CareFirst prescription drug benefits through a medium or large employer (with 51 or more employees) can get their vaccines at these national participating pharmacies in any state.
  • CareFirst members living outside of Maryland, Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia who have prescription drug benefits through their employer but with a different carrier (not CareFirst), can get their vaccines:
    • From an in-network covered provider, such as their primary care provider
    • From pharmacies who participate with their prescription benefits carrier (their employer or prescription benefit carrier can provide this list)

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For Infants and Children (birth through 6 years)

Recommended immunizations and when to get them: CDC schedule and recommendations

CareFirst preteen member ziplining

For Preteens and Teens (7 through 18 Years)

Recommended immunizations and when to get them: CDC schedule and recommendations

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For Adults (19 Years and Older)

Recommended immunizations and when to get them: CDC schedule and recommendations

For more information visit the CDC site for vaccines.