How to watch South Park Vaccine Special: Stream it for free and on HBO Max

How to watch south park vaccine special
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The South Park Vaccination Special first aired at 8 p.m. ET/PT Wednesday, March 10 on Comedy Central and MTV2.
It's now on HBO Max and re-airing on Comedy Central (times listed below).

Hope you're ready to watch South Park Vaccine Special, because it's here to continue the wild trip the kids (and Randy) have been on since we last saw them. So, as the theme song goes, come on down to Tom's Guide and meet some of the favorite streaming services of mine. Yes, even if you cut cable we've got every way to watch South ParQ live. And that's no typo. 

South ParQ is the way the show's town and title has been spelled in all the promotional material for this week's special.The South Park team's official description reads: "The citizens of South ParQ are clamoring for the COVID-19 vaccine. A hilarious new militant group tries to stop the boys from getting their teacher vaccinated." — you realize that QAnon is about to get lampooned.

Yes, the boys are back in town to mine the latest stage of the ongoing pandemic for more laughs. This event is the follow-up to the South Park Pandemic Special, the show's highest-rated episode in seven years (with 4.4 million viewers), so we expect everyone will be trying to watch this episode to see if the team can produce an even funnier episode.

This will be the latest challenge for the South Park team, which built its world on flipping current events on their head with ludicrous satire. That being said, making laughs of the completely absurd moment we're in may not prove incredibly difficult. The trick will be in finding ways to surprise us all.

The official trailer suggests that we're going to hit all the big talking points, with Butters' dad yelling at Cartman about social distancing, for starters. Then, the underpants gnomes seem to be back in town, and calling themselves essential workers. And then there's Butters himself, waving a big Q flag during a very not-socially distanced pull-apart brawl on the playground. 

As for how South Park will remake Q for its own purposes? The shirts seen on Butters and other kids reads "Lil Q Ties," which seems to pull at a lot of the threads with the conspiracy theory-focused organization.

How to watch South Park Vaccination Special in the US for free

The South Park Vaccination Special is now available on HBO Max on-demand.

It's also being re-broadcast on Comedy Central, which is on most cable packages. This means you can watch for free thanks to Sling's free 3-day trial, as it's also on one of the best streaming services for live TV: Sling TV.

Upcoming re-broadcasts include Thursday at 3 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11:44 p.m. ET/PT. On Friday, it's on at 11:50 a.m. ET/PT, and later that night (technically Saturday) at 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. ET/PT. For more showtimes visit Comedy Central's schedule.


HBO Max is one of the new kids on the streaming block but it's already got a ton to offer, including all of HBO's prestige series, like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and The Wire. Plus, the service has its own originals like American Pickle and The Flight Attendant. HBO Max costs $15 per month.

Sling TV

Sling TV is offering a three-day free trial to see all that the streaming service has to offer. Comedy Central is in both Sling Orange and Blue packages (each costs $30) and includes more than 50 channels, including FX. 

How to watch South Park Vaccine Special in the UK

In the UK, you'll find South Park episodes on Comedy Central UK on Now TV. Annoyingly, we don't know when the Vaccine Special will come to the UK, but we'd assume it's not long from now.

Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99. subscription. 

The previous 22 seasons are on Prime Video UK, while Netflix UK's South Park library is incomplete.

Americans abroad struggling to watch the special live could use a service such as ExpressVPN to log into the services they already pay for. 

How to watch South Park Vaccine Special in the Canada

Similarly, Canadians have a way to watch South Park — it's on Crave. Frustratingly, though, we do not see the Vaccine Special on the Crave schedule for Wednesday night. 

Americans looking to use their favorite streaming services to watch the South Park Vaccine special could log in remotely through a service such as ExpressVPN

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.