COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update:  Following a thorough safety review, the FDA and CDC have determined that the recommended pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted, and use of the vaccine should resume. Wegmans will resume offering the J&J vaccine, along with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, where available.

For the latest information about receiving the J&J vaccine, please click here.

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Wegmans has partnered with state and local government officials to offer the COVID-19 vaccine in New York State, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Through our partnership with Topco Associates, LLC, we are also participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

As we receive vaccine, the link to schedule an appointment will be available at Wegmans.com/pharmacy. Customers without a computer can schedule a vaccine by calling 1-800-207-6099, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This line will only be active when appointments are available.

Who’s Eligible at Wegmans
In New York State, individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Wegmans’ supply is approved for individuals age 18 and older.

To receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Wegmans pharmacy in New York State, you must live or work in New York State.

Wegmans Locations Offering the Vaccine
All New York State Wegmans locations, with the exception of the Harrison and Brooklyn stores, are participating in the administration of the vaccine.

Scheduling an Appointment
All vaccine scheduling should be done online at wegmans.com/pharmacy. You do not need to have a Wegmans online account to sign up for a vaccination. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment.

Customers without a computer can schedule a vaccine by calling 1-800-207-6099, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment. This line will only be active when appointments are available.

If scheduling an appointment for somebody else, please book the appointment using the name, date of birth, and address of the person receiving the vaccine.

What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, and if you are eligible due to employment status, proof of employment. If you are on Medicare, please bring your Medicare Part B card (Hospital/Medical card) and your prescription card. Proof of employment includes: employee ID or badge, recent pay stub, or a letter from your employer.

Second Dose Appointment
At the time of your first dose, the pharmacy team will schedule your second dose appointment, if applicable. Per state guidance, second doses should be administered at the same location as your first dose. If you are unable to be vaccinated in the location of your first dose, you should contact [email protected] so that the State can provide assistance.

Vaccine Cost
There are no out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine or its administration, regardless of insurance coverage. If you have insurance, we will process the vaccine through your insurance provider.

Who’s Eligible in Pennsylvania and at Wegmans
In Pennsylvania, individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Wegmans’ supply is approved for individuals age 18 and older.

To receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Wegmans pharmacy in Pennsylvania, you must live, work, or study in Pennsylvania.

Wegmans Locations Offering the Vaccine
All Pennsylvania Wegmans Pharmacy locations are participating in the administration of the vaccine.

Scheduling an Appointment
All vaccine scheduling should be done online at wegmans.com/pharmacy. You do not need to have a Wegmans online account to sign up for a vaccination. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment.

Customers without a computer can schedule a vaccine by calling 1-800-207-6099, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment. This line will only be active when appointments are available.

If scheduling an appointment for somebody else, please book the appointment using the name, date of birth, and address of the person receiving the vaccine.

What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please bring your photo ID and insurance card to your appointment. If you are on Medicare, please bring your Medicare Part B card (Hospital/Medical card) and your prescription card.

Second Dose Appointment
At the time of your first dose, the pharmacy team will schedule your second dose appointment, if applicable. Per state guidance, second doses should be administered at the same location as your first dose.

Vaccine Cost
There are no out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine or its administration, regardless of insurance coverage. If you have insurance, we will process the vaccine through your insurance provider.

Who’s Eligible in Massachusetts and at Wegmans

In Massachusetts, individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Wegmans’ supply is approved for individuals age 18 and older.

To receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Wegmans pharmacy in Massachusetts, you must live, work, or study in Massachusetts.

Wegmans Locations Offering the Vaccine
Wegmans’ four Massachusetts stores with a pharmacy are receiving a limited supply of vaccine and administering it to the groups above. Participating stores include:

  • Burlington, Chestnut Hill, Northborough, Westwood

Scheduling an Appointment
All vaccine scheduling should be done online at wegmans.com/pharmacy. You do not need to have a Wegmans online account to sign up for a vaccination. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment.

Customers without a computer can schedule a vaccine by calling 1-800-207-6099, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment. This line will only be active when appointments are available.

If scheduling an appointment for somebody else, please book the appointment using the name, date of birth, and address of the person receiving the vaccine.

What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please bring your photo ID and insurance card to your appointment. If you are on Medicare, please bring your Medicare Part B card (Hospital/Medical card) and your prescription card.

Second Dose Appointment
At the time of your first dose, the pharmacy team will schedule your second dose appointment, if applicable. Per state guidance, second doses should be administered at the same location as your first dose.

Vaccine Cost
There are no out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine or its administration, regardless of insurance coverage. If you have insurance, we will process the vaccine through your insurance provider.

Who’s Eligible in New Jersey and at Wegmans
In New Jersey, individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Wegmans’ supply is approved for individuals age 18 and older.

To receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Wegmans pharmacy in New Jersey, you must live, work, or study in New Jersey.

Wegmans Locations Offering the Vaccine
All New Jersey Wegmans locations are participating in the administration of the vaccine.

Scheduling an Appointment
All vaccine scheduling should be done online at wegmans.com/pharmacy. You do not need to have a Wegmans online account to sign up for a vaccination. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment.

Customers without a computer can schedule a vaccine by calling 1-800-207-6099, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment. This line will only be active when appointments are available.

If scheduling an appointment for somebody else, please book the appointment using the name, date of birth, and address of the person receiving the vaccine.

What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please bring your photo ID and insurance card to your appointment. If you are on Medicare, please bring your Medicare Part B card (Hospital/Medical card) and your prescription card.

Second Dose Appointment
At the time of your first dose, the pharmacy team will schedule your second dose appointment, if applicable. Per state guidance, second doses should be administered at the same location as your first dose.

Vaccine Cost
There are no out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine or its administration, regardless of insurance coverage. If you have insurance, we will process the vaccine through your insurance provider.

Who’s Eligible at Wegmans
In Virginia, individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine supply may limit eligibility to 18 and older. Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals age 16 and 17.

Wegmans Locations Offering the Vaccine
All Virginia locations are participating in the administration of the vaccine.

Scheduling an Appointment

All vaccine scheduling should be done online at wegmans.com/pharmacy. You do not need a Wegmans online account to sign up for a vaccination. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment.

If scheduling an appointment for somebody else, please book the appointment using the name, date of birth, and address of the person receiving the vaccine.

What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please bring your photo ID and insurance card to your appointment. If you are on Medicare, please bring your Medicare Part B card (Hospital/Medical card) and your prescription card.

Second Dose Appointment
At the time of your first dose, the pharmacy team will schedule your second dose appointment, if applicable. Per state guidance, second doses should be administered at the same location as your first dose.

Vaccine Cost
There are no out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine or its administration, regardless of insurance coverage. If you have insurance, we will process the vaccine through your insurance provider.

Who’s Eligible at Wegmans
In Maryland, individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Wegmans’ supply is approved for individuals age 18 and older.

To receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Wegmans pharmacy in Maryland, you must live, work or study in the state of Maryland.

Wegmans Locations Offering the Vaccine
All Maryland Wegmans locations are participating in the administration of the vaccine.

Scheduling an Appointment
All vaccine scheduling, except for at our Woodmore store, should be done online at wegmans.com/pharmacy. You do not need a Wegmans online account to sign up for a vaccination. Please have your insurance card available when scheduling your appointment.

If scheduling an appointment for somebody else, please book the appointment using the name, date of birth, and address of the person receiving the vaccine.

Woodmore
We are working with the Maryland Equity Task Force in Prince George’s County to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at our Woodmore store to eligible individuals who have pre-registered through the state site. Appointments will not be available for scheduling through Wegmans, as the county is providing us with a list of registered individuals.

For more information and to pre-register for the Wegmans Woodmore/Maryland Equity Task Force partnership, click here. For general information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Maryland, please click here.

What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please bring your photo ID and insurance card. If you are on Medicare, please bring your Medicare Part B card (Hospital/Medical card) and your prescription card.

Second Dose Appointment
At the time of your first dose, the pharmacy team will schedule your second dose appointment, if applicable. Per state guidance, second doses should be administered at the same location as your first dose.

Vaccine Cost
There are no out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine or its administration, regardless of insurance coverage. If you have insurance, we will process the vaccine through your insurance provider.

Which vaccine do you have?
The vaccine available at Wegmans will be determined by the federal government’s allocation methods.

Can I trust the vaccine? Is it safe?
The clinical data indicates it is safe and effective which led to FDA’s emergency use authorization of the vaccine. Safety is the most important priority while federal partners work to make the vaccine available and the US Vaccine Safety System ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible.

What are the side effects of the vaccine?
When you get vaccinated, a normal immune response occurs. It does not mean you are sick; it means your immune system is activated and working to produce antibodies that fight off infection, should your body be exposed to that particular virus. Side effects could include a sore injection site, body aches, and less frequently a mild headache or low-grade fever. These are no different than receiving the influenza vaccine and when they do occur, usually last about 24 hours.

Once I get the vaccine, will I have to do so every year like the flu vaccine?
It is too soon to know for sure, but it will not likely be a vaccine you need to get annually. While it is possible that over time additional doses of the vaccine may be needed to provide ongoing protection, it will take further evaluation to understand how long the vaccine protection lasts.

Is there live COVID-19 virus in the vaccine?
None of the COVID-19 vaccines under development use the live virus that cause COVID-19. Similar to other vaccinations, people can experience normal side effects, such as fever and body aches, but it is a sign their body is building immunity.

If I had COVID-19, do I still need the vaccine?
There is not enough information currently available to say if, or for how long, after infection someone has natural immunity and is protected from getting COVID-19 again. Early evidence suggests natural immunity from COVID-19 may not last very long, but more studies are needed to better understand this. At this point, the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend that people who had COVID-19 should still receive the vaccine.