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All Vermonters 16 and older eligible for Covid vaccine starting Monday

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Anna St. John receives her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic in Beecher Falls on March 29, 2021. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

To register for a vaccine appointment or get information on walk-in clinics, visit or call 855-722-7878. 

You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, address, email (if available), phone number, and health insurance information (if available, but not required).

All Vermonters 16 and older can register for Covid-19 vaccine appointments starting at 6 a.m. on Monday.

Vaccine appointments can be scheduled through four sites: The Vermont Department of HealthKinney DrugsCVS and Walgreens.

Each has its own registration system. You may choose to schedule an appointment with whichever is most convenient. However, the Health Department has said you should not book an appointment on multiple sites — please pick one.

State officials have requested that those registering:

  • Use the online system, if possible, to keep the phone lines from getting overwhelmed.
  • Register for the site closest to where you live.
  • Keep your appointment — no-shows or last-minute cancellations could lead to vaccine doses being wasted.

[Read our updated FAQ: How to sign up for the Covid vaccine.]

This age group is the last to become eligible under Vermont's vaccine schedule. President Joe Biden announced earlier this month that all adults in the U.S. would become eligible April 19.

Sixteen- and 17-year-olds must register for the Pfizer vaccine — the Moderna and (currently paused) Johnson & Johnson vaccines are only authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use in those 18 and up.

Registrants under 18 will also need the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Signup forms will include a checkbox signifying consent.

No Covid-19 vaccines are currently authorized for use in those under 16.

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Mike Dougherty

About Mike

Mike Dougherty is a senior editor at VTDigger leading the politics team. He is a DC-area native and studied journalism and music at New York University. Prior to joining VTDigger, Michael spent two years as a program coordinator for the Vermont Humanities Council. Before moving to Vermont in 2015, he spent seven years managing recording operations for the oral history nonprofit StoryCorps, assisted Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, and contributed to the Brooklyn-based alt-weekly L Magazine.

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