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  • The updated COVID-19 vaccine targets the Omicron subvariant XBB strain that is the most common circulating right now.
  • Regardless of previous vaccination history, the CDC recommends a single dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine for most people.
  • Children ages 6 months to 4 years old may need multiple doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be up to date, depending on the number of doses previously received and their age.
  • The CDC recommends those 65+ receive an additional dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine if it’s been more than 4 months since their last dose.

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Why should I get this vaccine?

  • It's important to protect yourself and stay up to date with vaccination as the COVID-19 virus continues to mutate. This formulation is designed to target the most recent variant.
  • Immunity can fade over time, and it leaves even vaccinated people vulnerable to infection. The best way to stay protected is to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.

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  • Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?

    Vaccines have played an important role in protecting the health and safety of communities and nations throughout history. Hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered safely. As a critical resource for care in our communities, Walgreens will remain focused on providing safe and convenient access to COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Is my COVID-19 vaccine at Walgreens free?

    The COVID-19 vaccine is covered by most insurance plans, although provider networks may vary. Those enrolled in Medicare Part B may also receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.* Footnote

    Also, the CDC’s Bridge Access Program will provide free access to COVID-19 vaccines to adults 18 or older who are uninsured or whose insurance doesn’t fully cover all costs of the COVID-19 vaccine, through Dec. 31, 2024.

    If you have any questions, our pharmacists will confirm insurance coverage.

    *No cost to you. Vaccine either covered by insurance or government assistance. Vaccines subject to availability. State-, age- and health-related restrictions may apply.

  • What are the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines?

    According to the CDC and FDA, adverse reactions or side effects for most people are usually mild and resolve within a few days. The most common adverse reactions reported after vaccination in clinical studies included:

    • Pain at injection site
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Muscle pain
    • Chills
    • Joint pain
    • Fever
    • Injection site swelling
    • Injection site redness

    Some people also experience:

    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Body aches
    • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine covered by insurance?

    The COVID-19 vaccine is covered by most insurance plans, although provider networks may vary. Those enrolled in Medicare Part B may also receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.

    Also, the CDC’s Bridge Access Program will provide free access to COVID-19 vaccines to adults 18 or older who are uninsured or whose insurance doesn’t fully cover all costs of the COVID-19 vaccine, through Dec. 31, 2024.

    If you have any questions, our pharmacists will confirm insurance coverage.

  • Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I receive at Walgreens?

    The CDC has no preference for any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. If you happen to have a preference, when scheduling an appointment you’ll be able to see which manufacturer is being offered for a specific appointment date. If the location you have selected is not offering your preferred manufacturer, you have the option to view additional locations and the manufacturer they are offering that day for your appointment. Vaccine availability varies by Walgreens location and not all may be available in all areas.

  • Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as my flu shot or other immunizations?

    Yes. You can get COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as other routine or seasonal vaccines, such as the flu vaccine.

  • How can I access my digital COVID-19 vaccine record?

    You can access your digital COVID-19 vaccine record through the Digital Dose Card page on Walgreens.com and on the Walgreens app. You can save your Walgreens COVID-19 vaccine record to Apple Wallet and Apple Health on an iPhone with iOS 15.1 or higher, and you can save it to Google Wallet on an Android phone with Android 5 OS or higher. Adding your COVID-19 vaccine record to Google Wallet can only be done from the Walgreens app (version 51.5 or higher) and not from a mobile browser.

  • Can I access my family’s COVID-19 vaccine history?

    Yes! You can view you and your family’s vaccine history at Walgreens through this link.

    To see your family’s vaccine history, you will need to ensure they are added to your account. To do that, follow the steps below:

    • Log in to your account
    • Navigate to Manage Family Prescriptions and add a Child or Adult.
    • Once the Child or Adult is added, you will be able to view their COVID-19 vaccination record on the Manage Family Prescriptions page.

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