Stay Up-to-Date with Walgreens’ Second Bivalent COVID Booster Shots Scheduling Options

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Stay Up-to-Date with Walgreens' Second Bivalent COVID Booster Shots Scheduling Options
Stay Up-to-Date with Walgreens' Second Bivalent COVID Booster Shots Scheduling Options

The virus that causes COVID-19 changes over time. Keep your protection against COVID-19 up to date by getting a Second bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.

The bivalent COVID-19 vaccines include a component of the original virus strain to provide broad protection against COVID-19 and a component of the omicron variant to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant. These are called bivalent COVID-19 vaccines because they contain these two components. A bivalent COVID-19 vaccine may also be referred to as “updated” COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.

COVID-19 vaccines can help protect against severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. As the virus changes and your immunity naturally decreases over time, you may lose some of that protection.

The FDA authorized bivalent formulations of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for use as a single booster dose.

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for use as:

  • a single booster dose in children 6 months through 5 years of age at least two months after completion of a primary series with the monovalent Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • a single booster dose in individuals 6 years of age and older at least two months after completion of either primary vaccination with any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine, or receipt of the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, when administered as a booster dose, is authorized for use as:

  • a single booster dose in children 6 months through 4 years of age at least 2 months after completion of primary vaccination with three doses of the monovalent Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • a single booster dose in individuals 5 years of age and older at least two months after completion of either primary vaccination with any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or receipt of the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Am I eligible for an updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine booster?

Eligibility for a booster depends on:

  • Your age
  • When you completed your primary vaccination
    OR
  • When received your most recent booster dose of a monovalent COVID-19 vaccine

Here are the steps to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine at Walgreens:

  1. Visit the Walgreens website or mobile app and click on the COVID-19 vaccine appointment page.
  2. Enter your zip code to find the nearest Walgreens location offering the vaccine.
  3. Check the availability of appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine at your preferred Walgreens location.
  4. Select a date and time that works for you and provide your personal information to confirm the appointment.
  5. Review and confirm the appointment details.
  6. On the day of the appointment, arrive at the Walgreens location at the scheduled time.
  7. Bring your insurance information and a valid ID with you to the appointment.
  8. Receive your COVID-19 vaccine shot from a Walgreens pharmacist.
  9. Wait for the recommended observation period after receiving the vaccine.

It is important to note that vaccine availability and appointment scheduling may vary by location and eligibility requirements set by the state and local health departments.

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