The Hartig Drug family of pharmacies will begin receiving a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine at select locations to begin implementation of Phase 1B. Hartig Drug and our licensed health care professionals are partnering with federal and state agencies to administer the doses in accordance with each jurisdiction’s rollout plans.
These vaccinations will be underway for select locations as Hartig Drug is allocated doses from either county, State and Federal government supply sources. Please note each state and county is handling vaccine distribution differently. We encourage you to check back regularly for additional updates regarding your area.
Please also review the links below for further State-specific information on eligibility and allocation:
What You Can Do To Prepare
If you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the link below to check availability in your area and to schedule a vaccination appointment if available:
The vaccine will be no cost to you through your insurance or a government program for the uninsured, however the following will need to be provided at the time of appointment:
- When you arrive at the store, please check in with the pharmacy and provide the following:
- Completed Informed Consent Document
- Valid Driver's License (If applicable)
- Insurance Card (If applicable)
Hartig Drug will receive an administration fee from your insurance provider, but no costs will be passed on to patients at this time. Patients will be asked to stay for 15-30 minutes following their appointment to monitor for adverse effects.
What You Can Do To Stay Up To Date
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Employer And Community-Based Off-Site Vaccination Clinics
Hartig Drug regularly conducts on-site vaccination clinics with local employers and community organizations. Hartig Drug intends to provide this service for COVID-19 vaccinations when an employer is permitted to receive vaccine under applicable public health guidance. Employers eligible for this service should have at least 30 individuals that are eligible and that have agreed to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Hartig Drug will work with your management and Human Resources department to:
- Coordinate a date, time, and space convenient for the off-site clinic
- Gather insurance information necessary to process the prescription claims
- Provide sufficient staff to immunize your staff and monitor for adverse events associated with the vaccine. CDC recommends 15-30 minutes of monitoring after administration of vaccine
- Assist your organization in adhereing to public health guidelines during administration and stratifying your employee group in appropriate risk categories
Please reach out to April Hall for more information.
When is my turn to get the vaccine?
All Hartig Drug pharmacies and clinics will administer vaccine in accordance with State and county defined eligibility parameters. Each of the counties in which we operate define their own allocation plan and priority. Hartig drug will provide updates via email, social media and news outlets.
Will I receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine?
Vaccines are based on availability, and Hartig Drug will administer based on the type of vaccine received. Both vaccines are safe and effective. The FDA, CDC, and ACIP have not declared preference for one vaccine over another.
Do I have to get both doses?
Nearly all COVID-19 vaccines being studied in the United States require two shots. The first shot starts building protection and primes the immune system, but everyone has to come back a few weeks later for the second shot to get the most protection the vaccine can offer and strengthen the immune response.
How is the vaccine distributed?
Each county will progress through the following Phases, with additional tiering within some phases:
- Phase 1A: limited doses available for persons in healthcare settings (primarily long-term care facilities)
- Phase 1B: limited doses available for frontline essential workers (definition varies) & age 65 years and older
- Phase 1C: Pending Federal, State and local public health review and approval
- Phase 2: Pending Federal, State and local public health review and approval
- Phase 3: Pending Federal, State and local public health review and approval
What kind of side effects should people expect from the vaccine?
The most commonly reported side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which typically lasted several days, were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain and fever. Of note, more people experienced these side effects after the second dose than after the first dose, so it is important for vaccination providers and recipients to expect that there may be some side effects after either dose, but even more so after the second dose. The most commonly reported side effects of the Moderna vaccine were similar including injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, and chills.