Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling: Pharmacy to Offer Third Shots

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Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling: Pharmacy to Offer Third Shots
Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling: Pharmacy to Offer Third Shots

Walgreens said it is offering the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot nationwide to people who are eligible to receive it.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized booster doses for people who are 65 years old and older, younger adults with underlying health conditions and for people who have jobs that put them at high risk for COVID-19.

  • Walgreens is now booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments online.

  • Please keep in mind there is still a high demand for appointments and a limited number become available at once. Walgreens recommends that you check the Walgreens pharmacy website for updates and dates when more vaccines will become available.

  • Please do not contact your local Walgreens pharmacy directly with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine; individual pharmacies cannot schedule appointments or answer questions about eligibility. Appointments are being booked online only.

What should I do with my vaccine card?

You should get a small white card at your vaccination appointment with your name, birth date, name of the vaccine you received and the date it was administered. If you receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, bring your card when you get your second shot.

You may need your vaccine card to schedule a third vaccine dose, for certain immunocompromised people, or a booster shot.  You may also need it for certain kinds of travel or other activities, so keep it in a safe place. You can take a photo of it with your smartphone for your own records. Experts say that posting a photo of your card to social media could make you vulnerable to identity theft.

If you’ve lost your vaccine card, call the site where you were vaccinated to request a new one or a copy of your vaccination record. You can also contact your state health department to request a replacement card or a copy of your record.

How protected am I post-vaccination? I’ve heard about breakthrough infections.

All three vaccines reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections and are highly effective at preventing severe illness and death from the disease. But no vaccine is 100 percent effective, and breakthrough infections can occur post-vaccination.

IS MIX-AND-MATCH ALLOWED?

The government encourages the third dose to be the same as the first two, but doesn’t mandate it.

Walgreens said people can begin scheduling appointments online or over the phone. New Walgreens customers will be asked to verify their eligibility.

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