COVID-19 VACCINE

Help protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19, by getting vaccinated. To sign up to receive the vaccine at one of our locations, please call the pharmacy location you wish to schedule your vaccine appointment at.

 

Click the button below to complete the consent form prior to your appointment.

Instructions for day of your appointment:

Bring a valid photo ID and insurance card

To maintain safe social distancing, please arrive at the pharmacy at or 5 minutes before your designated appointment

A mask is required and short sleeve shirt is preferred, so we can access your upper arm

Plan 30 minutes for your appointment. It is important that you stay at the pharmacy for 15 minutes after you get your vaccine so you can be monitored for any reactions that may occur.

Because of how the vaccine is packaged, we must give a certain number of vaccines within a certain amount of time in order to not waste vaccine. Please make sure to keep your appointment time or give the pharmacy at least 24 hours notice, if you need to cancel or reschedule

COVID-19 Vaccine

How do I sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?


Call us to schedule your vaccine appointment! After we schedule your appointment, we will email you a link to complete our online consent form prior to your vaccine appointment.




Do I need to worry about being able to get my 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine?


No. If we administer the 1st dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, we will make sure that you get both a 2nd dose and an appointment time. There is no need to call the pharmacy and schedule a 2nd dose appointment. We will be scheduling your 2nd dose appointment, during your 1st dose appointment.




What side effects can I expect?


Common side effects include pain at the injection site, headaches, feeling tired, muscle aches, joint pain, and a low-grade fever. These side effects are from your body making a good immune response and should only last 1-2 days. They are more common in people 18-55 years old and less common in people older than 55 years old. You can take over-the-counter medicines such as Tylenol and ibuprofen to help with the side effects. For more information on COVID-19 vaccine, click here.




If I already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated?


Yes. CDC recommends that you get vaccinated even if you have already had COVID-19, because you can catch it more than once. While you may have some short-term antibody protection after recovering from COVID-19, we don’t know how long this protection will last. For more information on COVID-19 vaccine, click here.




Do I need to receive the same brand of vaccine for my 2nd dose?


Yes. You must receive the same brand (Moderna or Pfizer) for your 2nd dose.




How do I schedule my 2nd dose appointment?


Our pharmacists will schedule your 2nd dose appointment, during your 1st dose appointment, to ensure you receive your 2nd dose in the proper time frame. For the Moderna vaccine, the 2nd dose time frame is 28 days. For the Pfizer vaccine, the 2nd dose time frame is 21 days.




Can a first dose be used as a second dose?


Doses are allocated to us by the county as either first or second doses. First doses are to be used for first doses as much as possible. And for second doses, we are only allocated enough second doses to cover any first doses that our pharmacy administered. And even though patients can receive a second dose anywhere, right now, we simply aren't allocated enough doses to be able to provide second doses to patients that received them elsewhere. Occasionally, we get an extra dose or someone cancels their appointment. In this case, we can attempt to fill in and provide a second dose to someone who received their first elsewhere but this instance is fairly rare. Unfortunately, current demand for both first and second doses far outweighs supply. Until vaccine supply increases, our locations only have enough vaccine allocated to each location to provide second doses for patients that received a first dose at our pharmacy. If you have questions about your second dose and timing, please reach out to the vaccine provider that gave your first dose.




What if I don't receive my 2nd dose in the suggested timeframe?


Evidence shows that receiving the 2nd dose up to 42 days after the first dose is still appropriate and provides an effective vaccine. We are confident people will get their 2nd dose, it just may be delayed.




Can the vaccine give me COVID-19?


No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use or in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. However, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it’s possible you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick.




Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?


Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may choose to be vaccinated. However, if they have questions, they should have a discussion with their healthcare provider. There are limited data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for women who are pregnant. While studies have not yet been done, based on how the mRNA vaccines work, experts believe they are unlikely to pose a risk for pregnant women as they do not contain live virus and cannot give someone COVID. They do not interact with genetic material DNA as the mRNA does not enter the nucleus of the cell and cells break apart the mRNA quickly. Additionally, pregnant women are at an increased risk of severe illness if they develop COVID-19. This is a personal choice and pregnant women should have a conversation with their healthcare provider. There are no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in lactating women or on the effects of mRNA vaccines on the breastfed infant or on milk production. mRNA vaccines are not thought to be a risk to the breastfed infant. Women who are breastfeeding may choose to be vaccinated but should also have a conversation with their healthcare provider and child’s pediatrician.




What is VAERS?


The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) has been around for many years. It is a way for healthcare providers to report adverse events to the CDC and FDA. If you do experience a bad reaction or have to be hospitalized for any reason after getting the vaccine, let your pharmacist know. We are required to report to VAERS if either of these things happen.




What is V-Safe?


V-safe is a smart-phone based tool used to monitor side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. After enrolling, you will receive text messages that will take you to an online survey to ask about side effects you may have. These text messages come daily for the first week after your vaccine, then weekly for the next 5 weeks, and then final check-ins at 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after your final dose. If you do have side effects that impact your life, you may receive a phone call from the CDC so they can learn more. We encourage all of our patients to enroll in v-safe. It is the easiest and fastest way for us to learn about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines.




How can I enroll in V-Safe?


Get more information at your vaccine appointment or go to vsafe.cdc.gov to enroll. Click here for more information.




Is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying medical condition?


Yes. COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people with underlying health problems like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and obesity. People with these conditions are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.