COVID-19 booster shots are now available at more than 9,800 CVS Pharmacy locations. Make same-day appointments for Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Learn about who is eligible and what to bring to your appointment.
Also included in CVS Health’s coverage is the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster injection, which will be available to certain patients after the FDA grants approval in September 2021. You can make an appointment as soon as an hour after you make it on Cvs.com’s same-day scheduling page. The scheduler is constantly updated throughout the day to reflect last-minute changes or cancellations.
COVID-19: What You Need to Know
As with other vaccines, those who are up-to-date on their vaccinations are less likely to contract the virus that causes COVID-19.
Those who have been immunized against COVID-19, especially those who have received a booster shot, continue to be protected from developing severe symptoms, hospitalization, and death.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that people over the age of 12 get a COVID-19 vaccine booster after they’ve finished their primary COVID-19 immunization series. Some people may receive two boosters. Those with a moderate or severe immune deficiency should follow strict guidelines for receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, which may require a booster.
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More than 9,800 CVS Pharmacy locations across the country now offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Cvs.com also lets you make an appointment for the same day, which can be as soon as an hour after you make the appointment. The scheduler is changed throughout the day to take into account cancellations that happen on the same day.
We think we can play an important role by teaching the people we serve about vaccinations and helping to make sure everyone has equal access across the country. In the last two months, 40% of immunizations were given to groups that don’t get enough of them.
Important Information About Your Vaccination Appointment
- To make an appointment, click on the link for the clinic or location where you want to go. After you set up your appointment, you will get a confirmation email. Please use the link in the email that confirmed your appointment if you need to change or cancel it.
- When you click on the link, you’ll see a message that says, “If there are no available appointments, it means the immunisation clinic is full.”
- Please bring a picture ID and your insurance card to your appointment.
- The Pfizer vaccine can be given to anyone age 5 and up, but children under 18 must be with a parent or guardian. Anyone over the age of 18 can get vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
- If COVID-19 has you quarantined or isolated, please cancel your appointment and don’t show up.
- Masks that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times.
- At all health department clinics, clients will be able to choose from Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J.
Who Has Moderately or Severely Low Immunity?
People are called moderately or severely immune compromised depending on how sick they are and what treatments they are getting (having a reduced immune system). Here are several examples:
Are you getting treatment for tumours or cancers of the blood? Have you had a stem cell transplant in the last two years, or are you taking medicine to weaken your immune system?
- Primary immunodeficiency can range from mild to severe (such as in the cases of DiGeorge syndrome and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome), depending on the severity of the underlying HIV infection and whether or not it is being treated.
- The treatment of patients with high-dose corticosteroids or other medications that may lower their immune response is currently underway.
- Your healthcare provider should be made aware of both your medical condition and your decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Shot Eligibility
|Which primary vaccine series did you complete||Pfizer-BioNTech||Moderna||Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen|
|You can get a booster if||It’s been at least 5 months since, completing the primary series and you are||It’s been at least 5 months since, completing the primary series and you are||It’s been at least 5 months since, completing the primary series and you are|
|Age 12+||Age 18+||Age 18+|
|If eligible, you can get a booster of:||Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen (J&J)||Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen (J&J)||Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, (J&J)|
How long does COVID-19 vaccine protection last?
Scientists are monitoring how long the COVID-19 vaccine provides protection. COVID-19 vaccinations are extremely effective at preventing serious diseases, hospitalization, and death. COVID-19 vaccinations, on the other hand, are providing less protection over time, according to public health experts, particularly for certain groups of people. As a result, the CDC recommends that everyone aged 12 and up get a booster shot to ensure the best possible protection against COVID-19.