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COVID-19 Vaccine

*COVID-19 VACCINE IN ADOLESCENTS AGE 12 - 15 YEARS OLD*

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and New York State have authorized the use of The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in individuals 12 years of age and older. 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

  • The vaccine is now being offered at both locations for individuals 12 years of age and older. You may now make an appointment on our website.

 

  • This expanded authorization applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine continue to be authorized for individuals 18 years of age and older ONLY.

 

Neergaard Pharmacy is pleased to be among the many pharmacies and healthcare organizations around the nation who have received COVID-19 vaccines. Although vaccine supply remains limited and is allocated to providers by federal and local government, ALL individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to be vaccinated. 

According to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, minors 12 years of age and older are authorized to receive such vaccine. HOWEVER, MINORS AGE 12 to 17 years of age are NOT authorized to receive the Johnson & Johnson Janssen or Moderna vaccine. 

A minor is defined as an individual under the age of 18. Minors need parental or gaurdian consent to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, except in rare instance where the minor is part of a group to whom the law gives the right to consent to their own care (e.g. married minors, minors who are parents or pregnant, and minors in the military). 

In general, it is strongly encouraged that a parent or legal gaurdian accompany a minor age 12 to 17 to provide in person consent for vaccination at each dose. 

Side effects confirm the vaccine is working with your immune system

►Side effects may include pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle and joint pain or chills and fever

►Remember the vaccine does not contain the virus, so it cannot give you COVID-19

Why get the COVID-19 vaccine at Neergaard Pharmacy?

►We have years of experience safely administering vaccines, such as those for flu, shingles and pneumonia

►We offer easy, online scheduling for your COVID-19 vaccine 

►We have been a neighborhood pharmacy in Park Slope, Brooklyn for over 100 years

Who will be administering the COVID-19 Vaccine?

A Neergaard Pharmacist will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

What processes are in place to ensure timely and appropriate second dose administration?

All first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will require an appointment. The second COVID-19 dose appointment will be scheduled after you receive your first dose by the vaccinating pharmacist. It is critical that you keep this appointment and complete the two dose series of the vaccine. Upon receiving your first dose, you will be provided with a mandated vaccine card with all relevant vaccination information. Neergaard Pharmacy has a detailed tracking system to make sure we know who received the COVID-19 vaccine and that they get the second dose on schedule. Detailed reporting of all vaccinations will be shared with all state and local public health authorities. 

How will vaccines be handled, distributed and tracked?

Neergaard Pharmacy has put into place essential logisitics, such as ensuring we have appropriate freezer capacity, to ensure that we can handle, distribute, store and track vaccine inventory. 

Will I be charged for the COVID-19 vaccine?

No, patients will not be charged for the vaccine or vaccine administration. The government will pay for the cost of the vaccine, and the healthcare provider who administers the vaccine will be reimbursed by the patient's insurance. 

Do I need an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, an appointment is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Neergaard Pharmacy.

What side effects should I expect after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

The most commonly reported side effects were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain and fever. It is important to note that more people experienced these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose. It is therefore important for vaccinators and vaccine recipients to anticipate side effects after either dose, but even more so after the second dose. 

How is Neergaard Pharmacy prepared to treat potential allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine?

Pharmacist immunizers are trained in the safe administration of COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use by the FDA, including identifying and treating allergic reactions. The vaccination procedure includes a patient screening checklist to assess the risk of reaction. All patients are monitored for 15 minutes after administration of the vaccine or longer for patients with a history of severe allergic reactions. Pharmacists at Neergaard Pharmacy are equipped with appropriate equipment and medications, such as epinephrine and antihistamines, to assess and treat adverse reactions. 

Which COVID-19 Vaccine will be available at Neergaard Pharmacy?

You will receive either the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. 

What is the dosing schedule for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 21 days apart, into the muscle. 

What is the dosing schedule for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 28 days apart, into the muscle. 

What is the dosing schedule for the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine?

The Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a single one time dose, into the muscle. 

What groups are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination at Neergaard Pharmacy?

ALL individuals that reside, study or work in New York age 16 and older are eligible to be vaccinated. 

According to the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, minors 12 years of age and older are authorized to receive such vaccine. HOWEVER, MINORS AGE 12 to 17 are NOT authorized to receive the Johnson & Johnson Janssen or Moderna vaccine. 

A minor is defined as an individual under the age of 18. Minors need parental or gaurdian consent to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, except in rare instance where the minor is part of a group to whom the law gives the right to consent to their own care (e.g. married minors, minors who are parents or pregnant, and minors in the military). 

In general, it is strongly encouraged that a parent or legal gaurdian accompany a minor age 12 to 17 to provide in person consent for vaccination at each dose. 

Where can I find more information on the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine?

Visit https://www.fda.gov/media/146305/download for more information on the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. 

Where can I find more information on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

VIsit https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download for more information on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. 

Where can I find more information on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?

Visit https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/eua-fact-sheet-recipients.pdf

What is V-safe?

V-safe is a smartphone based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html for more information on v-safe.

Will both Neergaard locations offer the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. You may schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at both Neergaard 5th Avenue located at 454 5th Avenue and Neergaard 7th Avenue located at 120 7th Avenue.  

How do I schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 Vaccine at Neergaard Pharmacy?

You can schedule an appointment at either Neergaard location by clicking the "Schedule a Vaccine Appointment" button below and selecting the location you would like to receive the vaccine.  

 

5th Avenue Vaccine Appointment

7th Avenue Vaccine Appointment

 

 

 

 

 

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