Wegmans, other pharmacies offering Pfizer booster shot to eligible individuals

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Wegmans is among several area pharmacies now offering the Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot to eligible individuals.

Wegmans will now be offering the shots by appointment.

Who’s Eligible?

The following groups are eligible to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series:

  • People 65 years and older
  • Residents in long-term care settings
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions, based on their individual benefits and risks
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are under consideration, as is the idea of “mixing and matching” to combine one vaccine with a booster of another vaccine, but none of those have been approved.

To schedule an appointment at Wegmans online, click here or you can call 1-800-207-6099 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, while appointments last.

To schedule an appointment at Walgreens, click here or contact your preferred location directly.

To schedule an appointment at CVS, click here or contact your preferred location directly.

Wegmans reminds customers to bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or other proof of vaccination to their appointment if they did not receive their initial two-dose series at Wegmans. Proof of qualifying condition is not required; however, patients will be asked to self-attest to current CDC eligibility at the time of the appointment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is safe to get the COVID-19 booster at the same time as the flu shot if you wish.