Are you eligible to get the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot? Walgreens is now offering the extra dose to the millions of Americans who qualify.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday 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.
“Patients can either bring their COVID-19 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,” Walgreen said in a news release.
Those eligible to receive the booster, according to Walgreens, are:
- People age 65 and older
- Residents of long-term care facilities age 18 and older
- People 18 and older with underlying medical conditions
- People age 18 to 64 who are at increased risk “because of occupational or institutional setting, such as healthcare and essential workers.”
People can receive the booster six months after they obtained the Pfizer primary vaccine.
“In addition, moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals who are already eligible to receive an additional dose of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can also receive a booster dose at least six months following their additional dose,” Walgreens said.
Walgreens customers can sign up at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine, or by calling (800) Walgreens or by calling a local Walgreens store.