The COVID-19 Vaccine†

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*Vaccine availability and administration capabilities vary by location and state regulation.

The Updated COVID-19 Booster

Viruses mutate to survive. Omicron is now the dominant virus strain of COVID-19 circulating in the United States. Previously developed COVID-19 vaccines do not contain the Omicron strain. Therefore, the CDC recommends the updated COVID-19 booster to provide broader immune protection. Our Pharmacies are prepared to administer the updated COVID-19 booster as doses are distributed to our locations. Access our Vaccine Scheduler to determine whether the updated COVID-19 booster is available at a location near you.

Where Can I Get The Updated Booster?

Our Pharmacies are prepared to administer the updated COVID-19 booster as doses are distributed to our locations. Access our Vaccine Scheduler to determine whether the updated COVID-19 booster is available at a location near you.

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What is The Updated COVID-19 Booster?

The updated COVID-19 booster dose relies on a bivalent formulation that provides broader immune protection and demonstrated superior response to the Omicron strain. COVID-19 vaccines provide high and diverse levels of protection against severe disease, and inclusion of a second variant in the updated booster broadens the antibody response.

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Do I Need The Updated Booster?

If two months have passed since your primary COVID-19 vaccine series or your most recent booster dose, you should receive the updated COVID-19 booster. If you recently had or currently have COVID-19, please wait three months after symptom onset or positive test to receive the updated COVID-19 booster.

Schedule an Appointment*

Where Can I Get The Updated Booster?

Our Pharmacies are prepared to administer the updated COVID-19 booster as doses are distributed to our locations. Access our Vaccine Scheduler to determine whether the updated COVID-19 booster is available at a location near you.

Schedule an Appointment*

What is The Updated COVID-19 Booster?

The updated COVID-19 booster dose relies on a bivalent formulation that provides broader immune protection and demonstrated superior response to the Omicron strain. COVID-19 vaccines provide high and diverse levels of protection against severe disease, and inclusion of a second variant in the updated booster broadens the antibody response.

Schedule an Appointment*

*Updated COVID-19 Booster currently available in select locations only.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

The following frequently asked questions were created following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    COVID-19 vaccines remain safe and effective. They prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Vaccines make people more likely to have a milder and shorter illness compared to those who are unvaccinated.

    Our pharmacies are administering FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available to individuals age 6 months or older. The Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available to individuals age 18 years or older.

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    The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

    COVID-19 vaccination providers cannot:

    • Charge you for the vaccine
    • Charge you directly for any administration fees, copays, or coinsurance
    • Deny vaccination to anyone who does not have health insurance coverage, is underinsured, or is out of network
    • Charge an office visit or other fee to the recipient if the only service provided is a COVID-19 vaccination
    • Require additional services in order for a person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; however, additional healthcare services can be provided at the same time and billed as appropriate

    COVID-19 vaccination providers can:

    All three vaccines authorized in the United States are safe and effective. They cannot be compared because the vaccines have not been studied in head-to-head comparisons or trials. Additionally, the clinical trials for each vaccine occurred in different circumstances that may have influenced the trial outcomes like geography, points in time, and variant circulations. The FDA, CDC, and ACIP have not declared preference for one vaccine over another. The best vaccine is the first one available to you!

    Depending on the area, our pharmacies will administer Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and/or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. All three vaccines are safe and effective, and there is no preference for one product over another.

    You are up to date if you have completed a primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.

    Our pharmacies are trained and ready to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. As doses are allocated to us, we are administering in accordance with jurisdiction-defined eligibility.

    Patients with a weakened immune system are recommended to receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine because they are most likely to get severely ill and are at a higher risk for prolonged infection. Our pharmacies are able to provide additional doses to eligible patients.

    Booster doses of a vaccine are needed when evidence shows the vaccinated population’s immune response over time is waning or weakening. Additional doses of a vaccine are needed when evidence shows the vaccinated population’s immune response over time is insufficient.

    Studies show immunocompromised people need an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine because they don’t always build the same level of immunity the way nonimmunocompromised people do, and an additional dose promotes adequate protection.

    Novavax is the first COVID-19 protein subunit vaccine that the CDC has recommended for use in the United States. It is a two-dose primary vaccine series for people age 18 years and older who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Protein subunit vaccines like Novavax contain harmless pieces (proteins) of the COVID-19 virus in addition to another ingredient called an adjuvant to help your immune system respond to the virus in the future. mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna teach our cells how to make the protein that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. This immune response produces antibodies and helps protect us from getting sick from the virus in the future.

    The updated COVID-19 booster dose relies on a bivalent formulation that provides broader immune protection and demonstrated superior response to the Omicron strain. If you previously received a booster dose, you can still get the updated booster as long as you completed a primary series and it has been 2 months in between doses.

For more COVID-19 related FAQs and information, please visit the CDC's website.

Other Recommended Vaccines

Are you up to date on all your vaccines? While getting your COVID-19 vaccine, you can also get vaccinated for influenza, shingles, Tdap and/or Pneumonia.

See Our Adult Vaccine Checklist

Tools & Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

When it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19, vaccines are essential tools.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highly recommends that everyone receive the COVID-19 vaccine series to help reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. There are currently three authorized COVID-19 vaccines, and though each is a little different, they all have the same goal: to protect you! The COVID-19 vaccine is currently available, depending on manufacturer, to individuals 6 months and older. Schedule an appointment or stop in at your local pharmacy to get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot today.

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†The Pfizer vaccine has been approved by FDA for use in individuals 16 years of age and older. For individuals age 6 months – 15 years old, this product has not been approved or licensed by FDA, but has been authorized for emergency use by FDA, under an EUA to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The emergency use of this product is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of the medical product under Section 564(b)(1) of the FD&C Act unless the declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.

The Moderna vaccines have not been approved or licensed by FDA, but have been authorized for emergency use by FDA, under an EUA to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for use in individuals 6 months of age and older; and the emergency use of these products is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of the medical products under Section 564(b)(1) of the FD&C Act unless the declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.

The J&J vaccines have not been approved or licensed by FDA, but have been authorized for emergency use by FDA, under an EUA to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for use in individuals 18 years of age and older; and the emergency use of these products is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of the medical products under Section 564(b)(1) of the FD&C Act unless the declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.