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.

COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months-5 years have recently been approved. Due to national regulations, Giant Eagle will be able to provide vaccinations for children aged 3 and up.

Appointments for these vaccines will be in select Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations by appointment only.

For appointment availability, please use our scheduling tool below:


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If you would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you must schedule an appointment at a convenient Giant Eagle Pharmacy location.

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Giant Eagle currently offers the following vaccines. Some vaccines are only available at select locations. Call your local Giant Eagle Pharmacy for availability of any vaccine.

If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • Pfizer (age 12+ years)
  • Pfizer Pediatric (age 5-11 years)
  • Pfizer Pediatric (3-4 years)
  • Moderna (age 18+ years)
  • Moderna (3-4 years)
  • Janssen (age 18+ years)*

* Please note that the CDC currently prefers the use of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines over Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

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 Janssen Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

COVID-19 Moderna Adult and Adolescent (12+) EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

COVID-19 Moderna Pediatric (6-11) Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

COVID-19 Moderna Pediatric (3-5) Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

COVID-19 Pfizer Adult and Adolescent (12+) Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

COVID-19 Pfizer Pediatric (5-11) Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

COVID-19 Pfizer Pediatric (3-4) Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine EUI Fact Sheet for Recipients

COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine EUI Fact Sheet for Recipients


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
  • CDC Record Card

COVID-19 Antivirals


What You Need to Know

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.

Antiviral medications do not prevent illness. Instead, they help the body fight a viral infection by not allowing the virus to continue multiplying. This can, in turn, lead to less severe symptoms and shorter recovery time.

As COVID-19 antivirals become available, Giant Eagle Pharmacy is prepared to make this treatment available to you and your family as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping communities safe and healthy.

There are currently two antiviral treatments that have been Authorized for Emergency Use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Pfizer Paxlovid
  • Merck Molnupiravir

COVID-19 Antiviral Options

The FDA has currently granted two COVID-19 antiviral treatments Emergency Use Authorization. For more information on what that terminology means, please visit the FDA website here: COVID-19 antiviral treatments Emergency Use Authorization

  • Pfizer Paxlovid (for individuals 12 and up)
  • Merck Molnupiravir (for individuals 18 and up)

Who’s eligible for antiviral treatment?

Individuals may be eligible for antiviral treatment if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are within the first 5 days of symptom onset, and are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death.

Both antiviral treatments may only be prescribed for an individual patient by physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistants who are licensed or authorized under state law to prescribe anti-infective.

There are currently no approved antiviral treatments for individuals under the age of 12. Pfizer is approved for individuals 12 years of age and older and Merck is approved for individuals 18 years of age and older.

Where is antiviral treatment available?

Due to limited supply across the country, COVID-19 antiviral treatments will be available in a small number of Giant Eagle pharmacies in Pennsylvania. For more information on store availability, please call 1-800-992-1159.


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.


Check Your State’s Latest Guidelines


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.

 

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 be 13 years of age or older, and 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.

* Available for patients 13 years of age and older. Standard text and data rates may apply. See your plan for details.

Nurse giving vaccine to person at a Giant Eagle Pharmacy

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.

Vaccines will be $0 for patients. Please provide your insurance information at the time of vaccination.

While the CDC generally recommends that a booster be the same vaccine product as the original COVID-19 vaccine that you received, you can choose to get a different vaccine product for your booster if you received a primary series with Janssen, Moderna, or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Some patients may only receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster based on their age (Ex: 12-17 years of age) or what COVID-19 vaccine series they received (Ex: a vaccine received in another country).Please note that the CDC currently prefers the use of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines over Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

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.

The dose should be given as soon as possible after the minimum dosing window.

No, vaccines are not interchangeable for the initial vaccination series. The COVID-19 vaccine series should be initiated and completed with the same product in most situations. Immunocompromised patients receiving the Janssen vaccine are recommended to receive an additional dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Booster doses may be a different vaccine product from the initial vaccination. Talk to your Pharmacist if you would like a different vaccine product.

COVID-19 vaccines may be administered without regard to timing of other vaccines. This includes administration of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines on the same day. Your Pharmacist may recommend that you receive the vaccines in separate arms.

Patients with current infection should wait until full recovery from acute illness and isolation period has ended. Patients who recently had a COVID infection may consider delaying their first or second COVID-19 vaccine booster dose by 3 months.

Patients with a previous infection may be vaccinated. Patients who recently had a COVID infection may consider delaying their first or second COVID-19 vaccine booster dose by 3 months.

Patients should get vaccinated after a quarantine period has ended.

No, we do not give incentives for COVID-19 Vaccinations.

No, antiviral treatment is given if you have a positive COVID-19 test, whether or not you have been vaccinated. It does not prevent you from getting COVID-19.

Both brands are taken orally. Paxlovid consists of 2 medicines: nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, taken simultaneously: 2 of nirmatrelvir with 1 ritonavir by mouth 2 times each day for 5 days for most patients. Molnupiravir is 4 capsules every 12 hours for 5 days.

In clinical trials, Paxlovid reduced the proportion of people with COVID-19 related hospitalization or death from any cause by 88% compared to placebo and Molnupiravir reduced the risk by 30%.

Both antiviral treatments are currently being offered free of charge. If you have insurance, it may be billed through your provider.

No, the CDC still recommends vaccination.