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What is COVID-19?


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) results from infection with novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and manifests as respiratory illness in infected individuals. COVID-19 is typically spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. When these droplets are inhaled and deposited onto mucous membranes, other individuals become infected. COVID-19 can be spread whether an individual is symptomatic or asymptomatic which is why it is important to continue social distancing and mask wearing. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are: Fever, cough, headache, fatigue, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea or diarrhea. COVID-19 can result in severe complications including: respiratory failure, organ damage, and death.




Where can I find information about the New York COVID-19 vaccine program?


The New York Department of Health will be the most up-to-date source for COVID-19 information. You can view all of the information by clicking here. To find out quickly if you are eligible, you can click here or call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX ( 1-833-697-4829)




What do I need to do prior to getting my vaccine?


To expedite the vaccination process, you may download, fill out, and print this informed consent form prior to coming into the pharmacy. If you do not complete the form beforehand, you will be asked to do so upon arrival. If you are receiving your second or third dose of the vaccine, please bring your vaccination card with you. You can download and review the Moderna vaccine fact sheet by clicking here. It is also recommended that you register for the CDC's V-Safe program to report and track any symptoms after you receive the vaccine. Learn more by clicking here.




Do you take walk-ins?


Yes! We take walk ins for first, second, and third dose appointments, even if you received your first dose of Moderna elsewhere. Pleaes note that we only vaccinate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3pm to reduce wasted doses.




Who can get an additional dose of the Moderna vaccine?


The following groups may receive an additional dose of the Moderna vaccine: Third Doses: A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for Moderna recipients who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and received their second dose at least 28 days prior. Booster Shots: Moderna booster shots are available to anyone who is 65 or older, 18 or older with an underlying medical condition, a resident of a long-term care facility, or at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure because of an occupational or institutional setting. A booster dose is recommended for individuals who received their second shot at least six months prior.





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