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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Educators

The COVID-19 vaccines offer us hope for a safe return to classrooms and campuses, but is only effective if people can access it. Use the resources below to learn more about the vaccines available and how you can find an appointment in your state.

How do I get a vaccine?

Educators and school personnel in K-12 schools now have priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine in all US states, territories, and the District of Columbia through the federal retail pharmacy program. Find COVID-19 vaccines near you ›
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination is a collaboration between the federal government, states and territories, and 21 national pharmacy partners and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination across the United States. Below is a list of the retail pharmacies in each state that will be receiving vaccine through this program during the week of February 8, 2020. This list is specific to the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program; some states have engaged additional pharmacies directly to assist with vaccination efforts. Retail pharmacies participating in the program will vary by state and territory. Individuals who are interested in getting vaccinated at their local pharmacy should check the pharmacy’s website to find out if COVID-19 vaccine is available and if they are eligible for vaccination.
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More about the Vaccine

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NEA Position on COVID-19 Vaccinations for Students

NEA supports widespread use of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations.
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Poll: Nearly Half of Educators Have Had At Least One COVID-19 Shot

With the pace of vaccinations accelerating, educators point to additional protocols that can ensure safe learning environments.
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Answering Your Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccines

NEA partnered with a coalition of health and labor organizations to to share relevant and scientifically-sound information on vaccines with our members.

Already Vaccinated?

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NEA and educators across the country have been advocating for educator priority to keep students, educators, and families safe. President Biden heard us—and we applaud his work.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.