How do you register for the Covid-19 vaccine?

SINCE the Covid-19 vaccines began rolling out in the United States late last year the demand for the jab has been high.

Appointments are hard to come by and eligible Americans are waiting hours at vaccine hubs across the nation.

How do you register for the Covid-19 vaccine?

The best way to register for a Covid-19 jab is to first find out if you're eligible or not by visiting the CDC website.

Folks can visit, which helps people find information about providers who offer select Covid-19 vaccines.

"VaccineFinder also allows healthcare providers to list their vaccination locations in a centralized, searchable database and to track vaccine availability," the CDC website explains.

However, each state's eligibility requirements differ, so folks can visit their states department of health website to find out if they qualify for the jab.

Folks can also visit CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens' websites to book an appointment to receive the jab.

CVS: When booking an appointment through the CVS website, start with the vaccine screening tool, a questionnaire about you an your eligibility.

At the end, you'll land on a page where you input your zip code and search for appointments. Keep clicking the zip code to see whether new appointments have been added.

If you get a slot, you'll be asked to fill out a questionnaire. If you don't know the answer to the question select "Don't Know" to proceed.

Rite Aid: To book an appointment through Rite Aid, start with the vaccine scheduler or by checking out the eligibility guide.

After you've input your personal information in the scheduler, you'll get a list of local stores that offer the vaccine.

You'll need to select a location and press “Next” in the bottom right to see whether there’s availability.

There are reports in many states of new appointments appearing around midnight Eastern Time, however it's best to keep checking frequently.

Walgreens: For appointment booking through Walgreens, start with the vaccine-availability checker.

Unlike Rite Aid and CVS, Walgreens requires users to have an account in order to book an appointment.

Walgreens also offers phone booking at 1-800-Walgreens.

Who can receive the Covid vaccine in the US?

The United States is current in 1c of the Covid vaccine roll out plan.

The following individuals are eligible for the Covid jab:

1a: Frontline essential workers such as firefighters, police officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, US Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers and those who work in the educational sector.

1b: People aged 75 years and older qualify as well because they are at high risk of hospitalization, illness, and death from Covid-19.

People aged 75 years and older who are also residents of long-term care facilities should be offered vaccination in Phase 1a.

1c: People aged 65 to 74 years because they are at high risk of hospitalization, illness, and death from Covid-19.

People aged 16—64 years with underlying medical conditions which increase the risk of serious, life-threatening complications from Covid-19.

Other essential workers, such as people who work in transportation and logistics, food service, housing construction and finance, information technology, communications, energy, law, media, public safety, and public health.

Which vaccines are being administered in the US?

As of March 2021, three vaccines are currently being administered in the US.

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson

How many Americans have been vaccinated?

As of March 22, 2021, over 124 million Covid jabs have been administered in the US.

Over 44 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, or 13 percent of the population.

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