*Services and availability vary by location. Age and other restrictions may apply. For coverage, consult your health insurance company. Walk-ins welcome as time allows.

The Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

Due to the evolving nature of the virus, the CDC recommends receiving an updated COVID-19 vaccine to ensure optimal immune protection against serious consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Our pharmacies are ready to administer the vaccine as soon as doses are delivered to our facilities. Access our Vaccine Scheduler to determine whether the updated COVID-19 vaccine is available at a location near you.

What’s the Updated COVID-19 Vaccine?

The updated COVID-19 vaccine is formulated to target currently circulating variants, providing better protection from serious COVID-19 illness.

Do I Need an Updated COVID-19 Vaccine?

Everyone ages 6 months and up should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they received an original vaccine. People ages 65+ and those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may require an additional dose.

Where Can I Get the Updated Vaccine?

Our pharmacies are prepared to administer the updated COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the doses are delivered. Access our Vaccine Scheduler to determine whether the updated COVID-19 vaccine is available at a location near you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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.

    The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available to individuals 6 months or older.

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    For individuals with private health insurance, the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine is covered under the Affordable Care Act.

    For individuals with Medicare and/or Medicaid, the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine is covered through the Inflation Reduction Act.

    For individuals without private health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine is $180. To save on the vaccine, talk to your pharmacist about the discount cards we accept.

    Both vaccines are FDA authorized in the United States and considered safe and effective. 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 or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Both vaccines are safe and effective, and there is no preference for one over the other.

    For most patients, you are considered “up to date” if you have received the most recent updated dose recommended for you by the 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 and clinics are able to provide additional doses to eligible patients.

    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 vaccine provides better immune protection against the currently circulating COVID-19 variant known as the variant XBB.1.5.

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

**Available only for patients who received a COVID-19 vaccine at a Kroger Co. Family of Stores Pharmacy.

Other Recommended Vaccines

Are you up to date on all your vaccines? While getting your COVID-19 vaccine, you can also get vaccinated for RSV, HPV, Tdap, pneumonia and more.

RSV Vaccine

Pregnant patients and adults ages 60+ may need a vaccine for RSV prevention.

HPV Vaccine

Human Papillomavirus is a common STI that may cause various health problems.

Tdap Vaccine

Adults need one dose of Tdap, then a Td or Tdap booster every 10 years.

Pneumonia Vaccine

There are 4 types of pneumonia vaccines to help prevent pneumococcal disease.

Tools & Resources

†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.

Services and availability vary by location. Pharmacy, Clinic, and Telenutrition services are available in select areas. Access our pharmacy locator to find a pharmacy near you. The Little Clinic practices in the following states only: AZ, KY, OH, TN, CO, IN, GA, KS, VA. Access our clinic locator to find a clinic near you. Telenutrition services where medical nutrition therapy is provided are not available in AK, MT, NJ, NY, SC, WY, or where otherwise prohibited by applicable law.