​​​​​​​Common Questions:

What side effects can I expect from the  COVID-19 vaccine?

Side effects that have been reported include:

  • Injection site reactions: pain, tenderness and swelling of the lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection, swelling (hardness), and redness.
  • General side effects: fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and fever. 

Please see the Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet or thePfizer Vaccine Fact Sheetfor more information about the vaccine.

  • V-Safe: ​Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 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 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. V-safe will also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one. Visit https://vsafe.cdc.gov/ for more information.

Will my insurance pay for the vaccine?

The vaccine is free for patients.  All patients are eligible for the vaccine and our hope is for as many people to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.*

*Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. However, vaccination providers can charge an administration fee for giving someone the shot. Vaccination providers can be reimbursed for this by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund. No one can be denied a vaccine if they are unable to pay the vaccine administration fee.

When would I get my 2nd dose?

Currently the recommendation for 2nd doses of the Pfizer Vaccine is 21 days from the first dose and the Moderna Vaccine is 28 days from the first dose. The CDC recommends the additional (booster) dose (for those who qualify) of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna) to be administered at least four weeks (28 days) after a second dose of the same vaccine.

 There is not enough data at this time to determine whether immunocompromised people who received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine also have an improved antibody response following an additional dose of the same vaccine.

You do NOT need to get your 2nd or 3rd dose from the same facility that you received your original vaccine from, however it is recommended to get the same vaccine that you received for follow-up vaccinations (if available). 

J&J vaccine recipients are eligible for a second dose of Moderna or Pfizer  60 days after the 1st dose (for ages 18+).

​​Who should NOT get vaccinated?

If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction—even if it was not severe—to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine,  you should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.*
​If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction—even if it was not severe—after getting the first dose of the vaccine, you should not get another dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.*
An immediate allergic reaction means a reaction within 4 hours of getting vaccinated, including symptoms such as hives, swelling, or wheezing (respiratory distress).
​​This includes allergic reactions to polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polysorbate. Polysorbate is not an ingredient in either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine but is closely related to PEG, which is in the vaccines. People who are allergic to PEG or polysorbate should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
​If you have had an immediate allergic reaction—even if the reaction was not severe—to a vaccine or injectable therapy for another disease, ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine. Your doctor will help you decide if it is safe for you to get vaccinated.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the pharmacy 215-860-8000

COVID-19 Resources:

​​​​​​​We have the new Bivalent Moderna, Pfizer and Pfizer Pediatric 5-11 Booster

also we have Novavax in stock  (based on eligibilty)

We offer NO-COST PCR COVID testing (for insured patients)