Who can get it? When? And all the latest updates and announcements.
As of 5/10/21, walk-ins are welcome at your local Giant Eagle Pharmacy. No appointment is needed. Just visit your store and follow these steps:
Please bring the following to your visit.
Vaccine type: Moderna*
This vaccine is for individuals 18 years of age and older. It’s a two-dose vaccine requiring a second dose 28 days after the initial dose. Your Pharmacist will work with you to schedule your second dose before you leave the store on the day of your first dose.
Giant Eagle Pharmacy may also be conducting large vaccination clinics in some areas. Please check for a vaccination clinic near you. Eligible patients will be able to schedule an appointment for the specific clinic directly.
*Available at most Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations. Other vaccine types may be administered.
Your neighborhood pharmacy can administer the vaccine during pharmacy hours of operation to individuals 18 years and older.
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.
There are currently three vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorization:
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, scheduled several weeks apart for maximum efficacy. The Janssen vaccine only requires one dose. 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 oyu 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.
The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are two-dose vaccines. For a two-dose vaccine to be fully effective, it is important that both doses are given at the correct time.
The Pharmacy team will provide you with your second dose appointment day and time prior to leaving the Pharmacy after your first dose.
If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please call your local Giant Eagle Pharmacy.
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.
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.