COVID-19 Vaccines at Giant Eagle Pharmacy

Who can get it? When? And all the latest updates and announcements.

COVID-19 Vaccine at Giant Eagle Pharmacy

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Options


Health is the most important thing for all of us. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine to help keep yourself, your family and your neighbors healthy should be easy. At Giant Eagle Pharmacy, you now have a variety of convenient options to get this crucial protection.

Walk-In Vaccines

We’re now happy to accept walk-ins at all locations.* No appointment is needed.

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Off-site Clinics

When possible, we’re holding clinics in the community. Appointments are required.

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*The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available at most Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations. See below for information on who is eligible. The Janssen vaccine may also be administered. Please call your local Pharmacy to find out.

Please bring the following to your visit.

  • Completed Vaccine Administration Form
  • Insurance card (including Medicare Part B, Pharmacy or Medical Coverage cards)
  • Mask or face covering

Scheduling Your Second Dose


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.

 

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.

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please call your local Giant Eagle Pharmacy.

COVID-19 Vaccine Additional Dose Information


The CDC has approved an additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. The additional COVID-19 vaccine must be the same manufacturer as the first and second COVID-19 vaccines (Example: If you had Pfizer for your first two doses, you would need to receive an additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine). The additional dose can be administered at least 28 days after you received your second dose.

Moderately and severely immunocompromised people include:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Individuals who meet and attest to this information can receive the additional COVID-19 vaccine at any of your Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations. No appointment is necessary.

When you arrive at the pharmacy, please go directly to the drop-off window. To get your vaccine as quickly and efficiently as possible, follow the instructions below:

  • Print and complete the Immunization Administration Record HERE and bring it with you. If you cannot print, we will have forms available at the pharmacy.
  • Bring your insurance card including Medicare Part B, Pharmacy or Medical Coverage cards.
  • Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, electronic Vaccine Record/Passport, or medical record for proof of prior COVID-19 vaccine administration dates.

You must wear a mask or face covering and adhere to social distancing as you wait to receive your vaccination.

For each COVID-19 vaccine authorized under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that vaccine recipients or their caregivers are provided with certain vaccine-specific EUA information to help make an informed decision about vaccination. Below are the EUA’s of the currently approved vaccines that will be administered.

COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

Electronic Vaccine Record


Now you can view your COVID-19 vaccine details electronically, save those details for ready access, and securely share them with others in support of return-to-work, return-to-school, and other activities.

Please allow 24-48 hours for your record to update following your vaccination. To receive your COVID-19 vaccine information, you must have received your COVID-19 vaccine at Giant Eagle Pharmacy, or a Giant Eagle Pharmacy sponsored COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

How to Get Your Electronic Vaccine Record


 

Step 1

Text “record” to 1-844-590-0015

Step 2

Save your information on your phone by taking a screenshot, or to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay

Step 3

Share the QR code with others to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination information

If you receive an “unable to validate” message, please contact Giant Eagle Pharmacy at 1-877-345-7467 from 9:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If we are able to successfully find your records based on the information you provided, you will receive a link to your COVID-19 vaccine details.

* Standard text and data rates may apply. See your plan for details.

How Will the Vaccine Be Administered?


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.

Who’s Eligible for the Vaccine?


We are currently administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 12 years of age and older at select Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations. If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Search for a pharmacy near you to schedule a Pfizer vaccine appointment here.

We are currently administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 12 years of age and older at select Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations. If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Search for a pharmacy near you to schedule an Pfizer vaccine appointment here. However, individuals 12-17 years old MUST have a prescription from their doctor. If you do not have a prescription, we are unable to provide the Pfizer vaccine. If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. (see #2 below for linking information).

All Individuals 18 years of age and older can receive the Moderna or Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals 12 years of age and older may receive the Pfizer vaccine. Talk to your Pharmacist to determine which vaccine is best for you.

If you would like the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you can walk into any of our Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations to receive your vaccine. No appointment is necessary.

If you would like the Janssen vaccine, please call your local pharmacy to ensure it is available.

Check Your State’s Latest Guidelines

 

Pennsylvania
View State Website

West Virginia
View State Website

 

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines


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:

FDA Approved COVID-19 Vaccines

  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccines for Authorized Emergency Use

  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
  • Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

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

How Much Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Cost?


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.

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

 

No. The only two vaccines that have been approved for a booster are Moderna and Pfizer. J&J has not been approved for a booster. The reason you cannot switch is because Moderna/Pfizer and J&J have different technology. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines use mRNA technology, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses the more traditional virus-based technology. Therefore, anyone who received J&J is not eligible for a booster at this time and cannot receive Moderna/Pfizer. For individuals who received Moderna and Pfizer, we will provide the same manufacturer as they received for their first series.

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.