What should I bring to my appointment? Collect the following items to bring with you:
Confirmation of your appointment
Photo ID, or other ID (most sites accept those without ID or other forms of identification)
If you are going to a site that has a requirement that you work or live in the county, bring something with that qualifying address printed (such as photo ID, lease, or letter from your employer)
If you have insurance, bring your insurance card. This is not required, especially for those who do not have insurance.
For those under 18, some sites may need parental consent. If your parent cannot come with you, you can call them when you arrive.
Plan a way to get there: Make a note of where you are going, with address and any special instructions if provided (such as a building or room number) and decide how you will get there. If you need help getting to your appointment, check you county website for free or reduced cost transportation options. Most public transportation is free to and from a vaccine site, including paratransit, and car services are available in some counties for those who need it, for a reduced cost.
Prepare your body: Try to get a good night sleep and make sure you've had plenty of water to drink. This may lessen minor side effects and help your body build antibodies more effectively. Preemptively taking medication like Advil is not currently recommended.