Individuals eligible to receive the Pfzier COVID-19 booster shot can schedule an appointment with CVS and Walgreens.
Walgreens customers can sign up at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine, or by calling (800) Walgreens or by calling a local Walgreens store.
Both pharmacies made the announcement Friday following Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Walgreen states patients new to the pharmacy 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-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.
CVS customers when scheduling an appointment on cvs.com, patients will be asked to provide the manufacturer and date of their last COVID-19 vaccine and will be able to schedule an appointment for a Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose if they have had two previous doses with the same vaccine at least six months prior. Per guidance from the CDC, patients will be asked to self-attest to their eligibility as defined by the eligibility guidelines, to help reduce barriers to access for these select populations.
The following populations are eligible to receive a booster dose at this time:
>>Individuals ages 65 and older.
>>Long-term care facility residents ages 18 and older.
>>Individuals ages 18 and older with underlying medical conditions. Individuals ages 18 – 49 should consider individual benefits and risks, according to CDC guidance.
>>Individuals ages 18-64 who are at an increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting, such as healthcare and essential workers.
Eligible individuals can receive their booster shot at least six months after they completed their Pfizer COVID-19 primary vaccine series.