January 18, 2021 21:30 Updated Follow If you cannot get the vaccine (shot) in your arm, it can be given in the outside of your thigh. Related articles How is the COVID-19 vaccine (shot) given? I’ve gotten my first shot, but there are no appointments open so I can get my second one. What should I do? Are drive-thru vaccination (shot) appointments offered? I am elderly. When can I get the vaccine (shot)? Is there an opportunity for those who have received their first dose of the vaccine, but are diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly after, to be a part of a research program to study the vaccine's effects while having COVID-19 at the same time?