There are many questions when it comes to COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines. Below you will find frequently asked questions.

Vaccine Overview and Safety

Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended in the United States to prevent COVID-19:

Do I need to register for an appointment?

You must register and reserve an appointment for your vaccination. You will receive an email confirmation of your scheduled appointment.  If you have trouble filling out the form, you may come in person & a member of our staff will help you fill it out.

If you filled in a 1st dose form for a 2nd or 3rd dose, you will need to complete another form & email covid@skippackpharmacy.com to inform our team which dose you will be coming in for.  The forms are not interchangeable.

I can't make my appointment. How do I cancel and reschedule?

If for any reason you cannot make your appointment, you may come in at anytime during that week using the same appointment link.  If you need to reschedule to a different week, please fill out that week’s respective link for your vaccine. Email covid@skippackpharmacy.com to cancel your appointment.

When do I schedule my second COVID-19 vaccine?

Please schedule your second dose at a day/time that is preferred for you between 21 and 42 days from your initial vaccine appointment.  You will not receive an email to schedule your 2nd dose—please schedule your 2nd dose using one of the links above.  3rd dose boosters are only currently available for Immunocompromised individuals.

I lost my COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Can I can get a replacement?

If you are asking for a replacement because your previous card was laminated; when you get your booster dose, we will take care of this as the CDC provides us additional cards or an alternative solution.  If you need a replacement CDC card immediately for travel or any other urgent need, please email covid@skippackpharmacy.com.

Am I eligible for a booster (or third dose) now?

PFIZER: COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago and are:

MODERNA: The only people eligible for a booster are those who are immunocompromised and meet one of six the CDC definitions of immunocompromised:

•    Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
•    Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
•    Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
•    Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
•    Advanced or untreated HIV infection
•    Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

We can not determine your eligibility. You do. If you certify that you are immunocompromised, you are able to get the vaccine.

You must be at least 28 days since your second dose of a mRNA vaccine.

Do I have to get the same mRNA vaccine as my first two?

The CDC recommends getting the same dose as your first two. If that is not available, you are allowed to get the other mRNA vaccine as your booster. This is the latest guidance for immunocompromised and may/may not change.

Many studies overseas have shown the benefit of getting a different mRNA vaccine as your booster. We follow the guidance from the CDC/State, but are very aware of other studies within and outside the US regarding Boosters and their effectiveness.

I received the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine, can I get a booster?

J&J is only approved for one dose and no COVID vaccine is approved as a second dose after receiving J&J.

Do I have to wait a certain amount of time between a Flu Shot and Booster?

No, at this point you can actually get both vaccines concurrently.