All individuals 18 years of age or older can now receive a Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster at Walgreens locations nationwide, according to a press release from the company. This follows the FDA’s decision to expand the emergency use authorization for Pfizer and Moderna booster vaccines to all individuals 18 and older.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a Moderna or Pfizer booster dose for the following vaccine recipients at least 6 months after their second vaccine dose:
- Long-term care facility residents
- Individuals ages 65+
- Individuals ages 18+ with underlying medical conditions.
- Individuals ages 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
They also recommend a booster dose for all Janssen (J&J) vaccine recipients ages 18 and older at least 2 months after their first vaccine dose.
Walgreens has also announced that the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster will be available at nearly 9,000 locations.
Appointments for a booster shot and additional immunizations can be also scheduled through Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine, by calling 1-800-Walgreens or by calling a local Walgreens store.
New patients to Walgreens seeking a booster shot will be asked to verify eligibility when the appointment is scheduled and at the time of the appointment. Patients can either bring their COVID vaccine dose card to the appointment so the booster shot can be recorded, or information about their primary vaccine series to receive a new vaccine card noting the booster dose.
Currently, patients with a registered Walgreens pharmacy account can access their vaccines records via the Walgreens website or mobile app.