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How to Get Your COVID Vaccine in Your State

The vaccine is here—but getting yours can be complicated. Here’s a state by state guide.
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The coronavirus vaccine is here, with Pfizer/BioNTech's shot administered this morning for the first authorized time. It's the "weapon that will end the war," according to New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo. So how do you get yours? Although the White House has said the military will be distributing the vaccines, the actual distribution—how it gets from their shelf into your arm—is ultimately decided by the states, who have laid out their plans for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read on to find your state and see their plan so far, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.

1

Alabama

Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama Road Sign along Interstate 10 in Robertsdale, Alabama USA, near the State Border with Florida
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Click here for the Alabama vaccination distribution plan.

2

Alaska

Anchorage Alaska skyline in winter at dusk with the Chugach mountains behind.
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Click here for the Alaska vaccination distribution plan.

3

Arizona

Phoenix Arizona with its downtown lit by the last rays of sun at the dusk.
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Click here for the Arizona vaccination distribution plan.

4

Arkansas

Tree line leading to the State Capitol of Arkansas, Little Rock
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Click here for the Arkansas vaccination distribution plan.

5

California

Golden Gate Bridge at sunset seen from San Francisco beach, California.
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Click here for the California vaccination distribution plan.

6

Colorado

Aerial/Drone photograph of a sunset over the Colorado state capital building. Capital city of Denver. The Rocky Mountains can be seen on the horizon
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Click here for the Colorado vaccination distribution plan.

7

Connecticut

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, USA during autumn.
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Click here for the Connecticut vaccination distribution plan.

8

Delaware

Wilmington Delaware skyline along the Riverfront at night along the Christiana River
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Click here for the Delaware vaccination distribution plan.

9

District of Columbia

An American woman wears a mask and goggles at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. to protect herself from the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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Click here for the District of Columbia vaccination distribution plan.

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Florida

Miami, Florida
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Click here for the Florida vaccination distribution plan.

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Georgia

Downtowntown Atlanta, Georgia Skyline.
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Click here for the Georgia vaccination distribution plan.

12

Hawaii

Click here for the Hawaii vaccination distribution plan.

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Idaho

Sun Valley, Idaho
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Click here for the Idaho vaccination distribution plan.

14

Illinois

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Click here for the Illinois vaccination distribution plan.

15

Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA skyline over Soliders' and Sailors' Monument at dusk.
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Click here for the Indiana vaccination distribution plan.

16

Iowa

Downtown Des Moines Riverwalk Bridge At Night. Des Moines Iowa
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Click here for the Iowa vaccination distribution plan.

17

Kansas

Kansas State Capitol Building on a Sunny Day
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Click here for the Kansas vaccination distribution plan.

18

Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, KY, USA - JULY 10, 2016: Fourth Street Live an entertainment and retail complex located in Louisville Kentucky.
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Click here for the Kentucky vaccination distribution plan.

19

Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA street cars.
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Click here for the Louisiana vaccination distribution plan.

20

Maine

Augusta, Maine, USA downtown skyline on the Kennebec River.
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Click here for the Maine vaccination distribution plan.

21

Maryland

Baltimore Maryland
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Click here for the Maryland vaccination distribution plan.

22

Massachusetts

Boston harbor
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Click here for the Massachusetts vaccination distribution plan.

23

Michigan

A Moon rising over Detroit, Michigan
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Click here for the Michigan vaccination distribution plan.

24

Minnesota

Downtown of Minneapolis.Minnesota
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Click here for the Minnesota vaccination distribution plan.

25

Mississippi

Mississippi welcome sign with the words "Birthplace of America's Music"
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Click here for the Mississippi vaccination distribution plan.

26

Missouri

Kansas, Missouri
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Click here for the Missouri vaccination distribution plan.

27

Montana

Sunset in Montana
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Click here for the Montana vaccination distribution plan.

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Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska
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Click here for the Nebraska vaccination distribution plan.

29

Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA at the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign at dusk.
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Click here for the Nevada vaccination distribution plan.

30

New Hampshire

New Hampshire State House, Concord
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Click here for the New Hampshire vaccination distribution plan.

31

New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey, USA skyline on the Passaic River.
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Click here for the New Jersey vaccination distribution plan.

32

New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA downtown skyline at dusk.
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Click here for the New Mexico vaccination distribution plan.

33

New York

Masked shoppers in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Click here for the New York vaccination distribution plan.

34

North Carolina

Raleigh skyline in the summer with crepe myrtle trees in bloom
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Click here for the North Carolina vaccination distribution plan.

35

North Dakota

Bismarck, North Dakota
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Click here for the North Dakota vaccination distribution plan.

36

Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio, USA downtown skyline on the river.
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Click here for the Ohio vaccination distribution plan.

37

Oklahoma

Skyline of Oklahoma City, OK with OKC sign and ferris wheel
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Click here for the Oklahoma vaccination distribution plan.

38

Oregon

Sunrise View of Portland, Oregon from Pittock Mansion.
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Click here for the Oregon vaccination distribution plan.

39

Pennsylvania

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Click here for the Pennsylvania vaccination distribution plan.

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Rhode Island

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Click here for the Rhode Island vaccination distribution plan.

41

South Carolina

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Click here for the South Carolina vaccination distribution plan.

42

South Dakota

South Dakota Welcome sign
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Click here for the South Dakota vaccination distribution plan.

43

Tennessee

Honky-tonks on Lower Broadway
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Click here for the Tennessee vaccination distribution plan.

44

Texas

Houston Downtown
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Click here for the Texas vaccination distribution plan.

45

Utah

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Click here for the Utah vaccination distribution plan.

46

Vermont

Click here for the Vermont vaccination distribution plan.

47

Virginia

Richmond, Virginia, USA downtown skyline on the James River.
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Click here for the Virginia vaccination distribution plan.

48

Washington

Seattle skyline at sunset, WA, USA
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Click here for the Washington vaccination distribution plan.

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West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia
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Click here for the West Virginia vaccination distribution plan.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin Welcome sign at Marinette WI
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Click here for the Wisconsin vaccination distribution plan.

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Wyoming

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Click here for the Wyoming vaccination distribution plan.

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How to Stay Alive No Matter Where You Live

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As for yourself, follow the public health fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live, until we've reached herd immunity—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene and to protect your life and the lives of others, and don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.