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Refer to the joint statement issued by the CDC and FDA here.
No, this is not a recall.
All J&J appointments have been cancelled at this time, additional cancellations will be reviewed on a day-by-day basis. Please revisit this site for updates. We will also send out e-mail notifications to affected patients.
If your Pharmaca has Moderna and/or Pfizer, our Teams will contact you for options. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, please visit VaccineFinder or visit your local health department’s website.
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
When will Pharmaca receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Stores have started or will soon be receiving the Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1 administration based on state and county guidelines, but select locations will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to see if the vaccine is available at your local Pharmaca. Please sign up for an email notification to find out when you are eligible to receive a vaccination at Pharmaca.
No. As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, patients do not have to pay for the vaccine, regardless of their health insurance status.
Pharmaca will administer the Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen vaccine as they are made available to our locations. Vaccine availability and manufacturer may vary at each location. Once appointments are made available, the Vaccine manufacturer will be listed for selection.
Yes, even with the vaccine, we still want to ensure everyone at our stores practices safe social distancing. To keep you safe, we will only accept scheduled appointments during the initial roll out of the vaccine. You can schedule your appointment online and receive a free $5 cash coupon.
We do not currently offer a waitlist and are not accepting walk-ins.
Pfizer and Moderna require 2 doses.
Pfizer - 21 days apart
Moderna - 28 days apart
Janssen requires only 1 dose
The COVID-19 vaccine exposes your body to an antigen that creates an immune response that will block or kill the virus if you become infected. This is how all vaccines are designed to work.
For some vaccines, it takes many years for development and approval, but the COVID-19 vaccine had a unique set of circumstances that allowed for speedier development.
- We were able to rely on data from the SARS-CoV-1 and MERS CoV vaccines, which made the initial development stage much faster.
- The U.S. government gave pharmaceutical companies an emergency authority to begin the manufacturing process simultaneously with the clinical trial.
- Manufacturing is usually scaled substantially after trials have concluded, but Operation Warp Speed has enabled manufacturers to de-risk and build manufacturing alongside clinical trials.
- Given the urgency of this pandemic, more participants were willing to partake in the clinical trials, which helped prove efficacy more quickly.
- Cutting-edge manufacturing technologies allowed pharmaceutical companies to quickly produce a supply of vaccines.
We will only administer vaccines approved by the FDA or approved for emergency use. Pharmaca’s trained team of pharmacists will store, handle and administer the vaccine in adherence to official CDC guidance.
Am I currently eligible to receive the vaccine?
Eligibility is determined at the state or county level. Please select your county to find additional information.
Please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to serving you. To find the nearest Pharmaca to you, please visit our store locator.