Who can get it? When? And all the latest updates and announcements.
All patients MUST schedule an appointment. No walk-ins will be permitted.*
If you cannot use the online scheduling tool due to lack of technology, vision or some other situation, please call your local Giant Eagle Pharmacy to schedule.
*To schedule a vaccination appointment, individuals must be currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Eligibility is determined by the vaccine distribution phase as defined by state and local health departments. Valid photo ID is required at the time of vaccination.
Vaccines are by appointment only. All initial COVID-19 vaccine distributions are under the control of the United States Government, and through its partnerships with local and state health departments.
Phases vary by state and/or county. We recommend you refer to your local health department for the latest information on phases and eligibility. However, as we receive specific COVID-19 vaccine release dates and phase details for your state, we will post updated information from the state and local health officials.
In light of the recent updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we are diligently working to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. We will be able to immunize patients 65 years and older plus those 16 - 64-years old with high-risk conditions. Vaccines are by appointment only. If you do not meet the requirements, we are unable to provide you the vaccine. Appointments are limited and we appreciate your patience as we open as many appointments as possible.
We are now providing COVID-19 vaccines to patients eligible in Phase 1B. This includes patients 80 years and older. Vaccines are by appointment only. If you do not meet the requirements, we are unable to provide you the vaccine.
Your neighborhood Giant Eagle Pharmacy will administer the vaccine by appointment once it’s available as defined in the phased approach provided by the United States Government, CDC, and local health departments.
COVID-19 is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Patients may contract COVID-19 from respiratory droplets from another person infected with the virus. COVID-19 symptoms may include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, headache, congestion, body aches, new loss of smell or taste, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
As COVID-19 vaccines become available, Giant Eagle Pharmacy is prepared to make this protection available to you and your family as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping communities safe and healthy.
Currently, ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) advised two COVID-19 vaccines be recommended for use under an Emergency Use Authorization:
COVID-19 vaccines require two doses, scheduled several weeks apart, for maximum efficacy. Eligibility is determined by state and local health departments in accordance with federal guidelines.
Giant Eagle Pharmacists are all certified to administer immunizations. When you arrive at the Pharmacy, please go directly to the drop-off window for your appointment. You must wear a mask/face covering and adhere to social distancing as you wait to receive your vaccination.
In order to get your vaccine as quickly and efficiently as possible, please have the following information ready when you arrive:
Vaccines will be $0 for most patients, depending on insurance coverage. Some patients will have a copay. Please provide your insurance information at the time of vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccines are a two-dose series. For a two-dose vaccine to be fully effective, it is important that both doses are given at the correct time.
An appointment will be required for your second dose approximately three to four weeks after your first dose.
The Pharmacy team will provide you with your second dose appointment day and time prior to leaving the Pharmacy after your first dose.
We know you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. To help you stay informed, here’s what we know so far. We’ll update you with the latest information as soon as we can.
CDC Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on vaccine development, availability, and other frequently asked questions, please consult the Centers for Disease Control or your state health department.
Please arrive at your scheduled vaccine appointment on time. Arriving late could result in the need to reschedule your appointment. COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited and determined by state and local health officials. We are only able to make appointments available based on the vaccines provided.
Yes, the CDC is providing immunization cards and Giant Eagle will give one to every person who receives a vaccination.
No, mRNA vaccines do not contain active SARs-CoV-2 virus and cannot give you COVID-19.
Patients should receive the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after 21 days and the Moderna vaccine after 28 days.
The second dose should be given as soon as possible after the minimum dosing window. Dose 1 does not need to be repeated.
This is currently unknown. Both doses of each vaccine are required for protection.
No, vaccines are not interchangeable. The COVID-19 vaccine series should be initiated and completed with the same product.
No, the safety and efficacy of coadministration has not been evaluated. There should be a minimum interval of 14 days before and after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination and any other vaccination.
Patients with current infection should wait until full recovery from acute illness and isolation period has ended. There is no minimum interval between infection and vaccination.
Patients with a previous infection may be vaccinated with no minimum interval between infection and vaccination.
Patients with known exposure in congregate healthcare or living settings may get vaccinated. Patients in outpatient or community settings should get vaccinated after a quarantine period has ended.
These patients may receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Patients should be counseled about the unknown safety and efficacy profiles for their population, potential for reduced immune responses, and to continue to follow all current guidelines for COVID-19 prevention.
We are not providing a $5 reward to patients for either dose (dose 1 or dose 2) of the COVID-19 vaccine since the vaccine is subsidized through the government.