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


Last updated 5/17/2021

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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In-Store Clinics

Select Pharmacy locations are offering the Pfizer vaccine via in-store clinics. For individuals 12 years of age and older. Please make an appointment.

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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 vaccine is available at most Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations. Other vaccine types may 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.

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 can receive the Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

If you would like the Moderna 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 Pfizer vaccine, you will need to search for a pharmacy near you and schedule an appointment here.

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

Check Your State’s Latest Guidelines

 

Pennsylvania
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West Virginia
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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 that have received Emergency Use Authorization:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  • 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.

 

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.