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Walgreens COVID Booster Shot & Vaccine Appointments Near You

Written and medically reviewed by Dorcas Morak, Pharm.D

You can now schedule your COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments with Walgreens. Walgreens has partnered with local, state, and federal programs to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's how to make an appointment for a vaccination or booster shot nearby.

How do I schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine at Walgreens?

Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment online at select Walgreen locations. Note that you can only book a vaccination appointment online. Individual pharmacies cannot schedule appointments. Walgreens recommends you check their official website for eligibility requirements and updates on the vaccine.

What COVID-19 vaccines are approved for the primary series in the United States?

The CDC recommends four COVID-19 vaccines for the primary series in the US. These include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, and the Novavax vaccine.

Who is eligible for the first booster?

Walgreens offers the COVID-19 booster for individuals 5 years and above who have completed their primary vaccine series.

Who is eligible for second boosters?

Consider yourself eligible for a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if you are:

  • an adult aged 50 years and older
  • an individual aged 12 years and older who is moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • an individual who took Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine as 1st primary and 1st booster dose

When should I get the COVID-19 booster?

Your age and when you received your primary series will determine when you are eligible to get the COVID-19 booster dose:

For adults aged 18 and above

If you took the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as your primary series, the criteria for the booster doses are:

1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:

  • at least 5 months after the primary series for most people
  • at least 3 months after the primary series for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

2nd Booster: You can choose to get a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster if you are:

  • an adult aged 50 years or above
  • moderately or severely immunocompromised

However, if you took Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine as the primary series, the criteria for the booster doses are:

1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:

  • at least 2 months after the primary series for most people
  • at least 2 months after the additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for moderately or severely immunocompromised people

2nd Booster: You can choose to get a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster if you:

  • got the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both your primary dose and first booster
  • an adult aged 50 years or above
  • moderately or severely immunocompromised

For children and teens ages 12–17 years

The eligibility criteria for children in this age group who took Pfizer-BioNTech are:

1st Booster: CDC recommends a booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine:

  • at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • at least 3 months after the primary series for moderately or severely compromised children and teens

2nd Booster You can choose a second booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine if you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, and it has been at least 4 months since the first booster.

For children and teens ages 5–11 years

Pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 booster may be given to children aged 5 – 11 years who:

  • have completed a primary course of vaccination three or more months ago,
  • are severely immunocompromised, and
  • have complex/multiple health conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19.

What is the difference between the monovalent and bivalent COVID-19 vaccines?

A monovalent vaccine contains mRNA components from only the original strain of SARS-CoV-2, while a bivalent vaccine contains mRNA components from two virus strains. As a result, bivalent gives more comprehensive protection against multiple strains of COVID-19.

Who is eligible for the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine?

Not previously approved, the Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine has now been authorized for use in children aged 5 – 11 years. A bivalent COVID-19 booster is recommended as:

  • a single booster dose of bivalent Moderna vaccines for people aged 18 years and above
  • a single booster dose of bivalent Pfizer vaccine for people aged 12 years and above
  • a single booster dose at least two months after completing the primary series or taking the booster vaccination

However, if you need assistance rescheduling your booster dose, contact the facility that helped you set up your previous appointment. In addition, you can use these CDC resources to find a vaccine provider near you.

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