Rite Aid Booster Shot Appointment Scheduler 2022

Rite Aid Booster Shot: Boosters have been approved for all 3 COVID-19 vaccines (PfizerModerna, and Johnson & Johnson).

Rite Aid Booster Shot Appointment Scheduling Procedure

FDA & CDC Authorize COVID-19 Boosters for Eligible Individuals

The FDA and CDC have authorized COVID-19 boosters for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson recipients who meet the below criteria. See below for information on additional doses for moderate to severely immunocompromised individuals. 

Rite Aid Booster Shot Appointment Booking 2022
Rite Aid Booster Shot Appointment Booking 2022

What’s the difference between a booster and an additional dose?

With news that the CDC is now recommending an additional, third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for select groups and the possibility that boosters are on the horizon in the next few weeks, how do you know the difference between the two, and why is there a distinction? 

What’s the difference between a COVID-19 Booster and an Additional Dose? 

The recently authorized additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is meant to specifically reach people who may not have a sufficient or expected immune response to the vaccine. Offering an additional dose can help strengthen the immune response to help ward off both infection and severity of infection. 

Boosters, on the other hand, are meant to address decreasing or waning vaccine effectiveness over time for people who had an expected immune response. Most studies continue to show that the COVID-19 vaccines are effective against COVID-19, particularly when it comes to severe infection and hospitalization. 

Will boosters be authorized? 

The Biden Administration announced this week that they’re likely to authorize boosters for COVID-19 vaccine recipients. The CDC and FDA have yet to weigh in on exactly who would qualify. More than likely the recommended rollout will be similar to the initial vaccine rollout, targeting health care workers, long-term care residents, and emergency workers before the broader population. 

As always, Rite Aid, once authorized by the CDC, will continue to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine, additional doses, and boosters to help ensure the health and safety of our communities when we are able to do so. 

Keep Up the Prevention Measures

With the Delta variant driving up infections and cases across the country, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your community along with mask-wearing and social distancing. 

Types of Rite Aid Booster Shots

Pfizer

Boosters can be administered at least 6 months after the 2nd dose of an initial series of Pfizer for individuals 16 years or older. Individuals 16-17 are only eligible for a Pfizer booster dose (no mixing and matching).

Moderna

Boosters can be administered at least 6 months after the 2nd dose of the initial series of Moderna or individuals 18 years or older. Moderna boosters will be administered at a half-dose volume compared to the initial series.

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen

Boosters can be administered at least 2 months after the initial Johnson & Johnson/Janssen shot was administered for anyone age 18+

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Can I choose a different vaccine for a booster (mix & match)

It is recommended that you get a booster of the same COVID-19 vaccine brand that you received for your primary dose. The FDA or CDC have allowed for some recipients to receive an alternative brand from their initial series, but Rite Aid advises customers to have a conversation with their health provider or pharmacist to determine what’s best for them. Currently, you can schedule a booster for the same vaccine you received for your initial series. If a different one is needed, please talk to your pharmacist at the time of your appointment. Individuals 16-17 may only get a Pfizer booster. 

Additional Doses for Immunocompromised

To meet the qualifications for an additional dose

  • Individuals who received either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days prior

AND be considered moderately to severely immunocompromised as defined below:

  • Had a solid organ transplant or recent hematopoietic malignancies
  • Active or recent treatment for solid tumor hematologic malignancies (cancer)
  • Severe primary immunodeficiency
  • Advanced or untreated HIV
  • Active treatment with high dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, TNF blockers, and other biologic agents
  • Asplenia and chronic renal disease can be considered if condition is severe

Additional doses can be administered to Pfizer recipients ages 12+ or Moderna recipients ages 18+.

Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals have not been approved for a booster shot after their third dose at this time.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine FDA approved?

Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) is the only FDA-approved vaccine indicated for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 and older. Pfizer-BioNTech also has Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for two doses in children ages 5-15. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for individuals 18 and older.

Both Pfizer and Moderna have also been issued Emergency Use Authorization for a third primary series dose, or additional dose, in certain individuals 12 and older who are moderate to severely immunocompromised.

The FDA also has extended its Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines to include a single booster shot for individuals 18 and older. The booster shot is available for those who received the initial series of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines at least six months ago and those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

How many shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are required to be considered fully vaccinated?

Both Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Moderna vaccines require two shots initially. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine requires just one shot. For moderate to severely immunocompromised individuals who have completed their two-dose series of Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Moderna vaccine, a third dose is recommended by the CDC for the best protection. The third dose should be administered 28 days or more after the second dose. Moderate to severely immunocompromised people 18 and older who received their third dose at least six months ago are eligible to receive a booster shot (fourth dose).

The CDC recommends a booster shot for fully vaccinated people 18 and older who completed their initial vaccine series of Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Moderna at least six months ago. The CDC also recommends a booster shot for everyone 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single shot at least two months ago.

It’s not necessary to get a booster from the brand of vaccine initially received. Anyone who is eligible for a booster can choose Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) as their booster dose.

How long after my COVID-19 vaccine am I protected?

Individuals who receive the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose. Individuals who received a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully vaccinated.

An additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Moderna is recommended for some moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals. The additional dose should be given at least 28 days after the initial two-dose series. You are still considered fully vaccinated after receiving the primary dose(s) even if you are eligible for an additional or booster dose.

Evidence suggests that immune response to the vaccines may wane over time, and it is recommended that fully vaccinated people 18 and older receive a booster shot at least six months after the initial vaccination series of Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Moderna to maintain protection against severe illness and hospitalization. Federal guidelines also recommend a booster shot for everyone 18 and older at least two months after the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-shot vaccine. Check CDC guidelines or ask your healthcare provider to determine whether you are eligible for a booster shot.

Anyone eligible for a booster shot can receive any of the three available COVID-19 vaccines as a booster dose, no matter which brand they received initially. For example, if you received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine initially, you have the option to receive Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for your booster.

How can I access my digital COVID vaccine record?

You can access your digital COVID-19 vaccine record through the Digital Dose Card page on websites of different pharmacies. You can also access your records on the Walgreens App. The ability to add your health records to Apple Wallet and Google Pay will be coming soon.

Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I receive at Walgreens?

When scheduling an appointment, you’ll be able to see which manufacturer is being offered for a specific appointment date: Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). If the location you have selected is not offering your preferred manufacturer, you have the option to view additional locations and the manufacturer they are offering that day for your appointment. Vaccine availability varies by Walgreens location and not all may be available in all areas.(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

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