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COVID-19 Vaccine

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General Information:

UPDATED 05/23/22

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Pfizer vaccine booster dose has been approved for 5-11 years old cohort:  
  • Booster dose is the same as the initial series: 10 mcg per 0.2 ml

  • Booster can be given 5 months after completion of the last dose of the primary series

  • Link to the updated FDA Emergency Use Authorization (5-11)

 
Summary of COVID-19 vaccine schedules: 

 

​​PFIZER (5-11 years old: 10 mcg/0.2 ml; 12 years and older: 30 mcg/0.3 ml):​

  • Primary series: 2 doses (0, 21 days)

  • Primary series in certain immunocompromised individuals: 3 doses (0, 21 days, 28 days)​ 

  • 1st booster dose (all age groups): 5 months after completing primary series

  • 2nd booster dose (50 years and older): 4 months after completing 1st booster dose

  • Link to the updated FDA Emergency Use Authorization (5-11)

  • Link to the updated FDA Approval/Emergency Use Authorization (12+)

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MODERNA (18 years and older; 100 mcg/0.5 ml, 50 mcg/0.25 ml):​

  • Primary series (0.5 ml): 2 doses (0, 28 days)

  • Primary series in certain immunocompromised individuals (0.5 ml):  3 doses (0, 28 days, 28 days)

  • 1st booster dose (0.25 ml, all age groups): 5 months after completing primary series

  • 2nd booster dose (0.25 ml, 50 years and older): 4 months after completing 1st booster dose

  • Link to the updated Emergency Use Authorization 

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Mix-and-match booster doses have been approved: 

  • Any available COVID-19 vaccine can be used as a booster dose following completion of the primary series

    • primary vaccine with Janssen (J&J) -> booster #1 after 2 months -> if eligible, booster #2 after 4 months 

    • primary Moderna or Pfizer vaccines -> booster #1 after 5 months -> if eligible, booster #2 after 4 months

 
Digital vaccine records: 

- Can be obtained from myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov 

- If you are following the steps and are not able to link to your record, it is probably because the vaccine registry does not have the right cell phone number or your email address on your profile -- you can call any of your providers to add that information on your file with the State.     If you need us to do that for you -- PLEASE EMAIL the request to us at info@courtyardpharmacy.com and we will do so within 1-2 days.

Courtyard COVID vaccine clinics: 
  • Pfizer on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday starting at 10 am, breaking for lunch between 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, and continuing until 30 minutes before closing

  • Moderna on Thursday and Friday from 10 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

  • Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be accommodated to the best of our ability

  • If you are running late, please call to make sure we save you a dose  

  • If you represent a business or a school, please contact us to arrange special clinic days

  
Eligibility Guidelines:
  • April 1st, 2021 - all adults aged 50 and older

  • April 16th, 2021 - all individuals aged 16 and older

  • May 10th, 2021 - all individuals aged 12 and older

  • August 13th, 2021 - booster doses approved for immunocompromised individuals

  • September 22nd, 2021 - Pfizer approved 6 months after 2nd dose for 65+ years of age and 16-64 years of age at increased risk (health condition or occupation)

  • October 20th, 2021 - Moderna half-dose (0.25 ml) approved 6 months after 2nd dose for 65+ years of age and 16-64 years of age at increased risk (health condition or occupation)

  • October 20th, 2021 - mix-and-match boosters approved 

  • October 29th, 2021 - Pfizer 10 mcg dose (0.2 ml) approved for individuals 5 to 11 years of age

  • December 8th, 2021 - Pfizer booster doses recommendation expanded to 16 and 17 year old individuals

  • January 9th, 2022 - Pfizer booster doses recommendation expanded to 12 and older individuals; 5-11 year old individuals with immunocompromising conditions approved to get a 3rd dose in the primary series (28 days after their 2nd dose), and booster doses can be obtained 5 months following the completion of the primary series (down from 6 months)

  • May 19th, 2022 - Pfizer booster dose approved for 5-11 years old cohort  

DIRECT APPOINTMENT LINK HAS BEEN ENABLED
  • Complete ALL required forms 

  • Scan in your picture ID and insurance cards (indicate if you do not have insurance)

  • Make an appointment to get your vaccine 

  • Please keep in mind the following recommended dosing intervals when booking your appointments

    • Primary Series:​

      • ​Moderna:

        • 2nd dose -- 28 days after 1st dose

        • 3rd dose -- 28 days after 2nd dose (immunocompromised individuals only)​​

      • Pfizer:​

        • 2nd dose -- 21 days after 1st dose ​

        • 3rd dose -- 28 days after 2nd dose (immunocompromised individuals only)

    • Booster doses:​​

      • 1st Moderna/Pfizer​ booster dose

        • 2 months after the Jensen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine​

        • 5 months after the last dose in the mRNA primary series

      • 2nd Moderna/Pfizer booster dose​

        • 4 months after the last booster dose ​

  • When making an appt for the Pfizer vaccine, please include patient's age so that we can plan for the number of "Pediatric" and "Adult" doses for the day 

PREPARING FOR THE VACCINE CLINICS

CLINICS 
  • We will schedule 3-6 patients per 15 minutes slot

  • Wear short-sleeved tops that provide easy access to your upper arms 

  • Arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment

  • All of the paperwork will be done online ahead of appointment time to keep the process as fast and as smooth as possible

  • Bring your picture ID and your insurance cards with you to the appointment

Steps:
  1. Beginning 10 minutes prior to your appointment time, check-in with Front End staff to let them know you have arrived for your scheduled appointment.   They will check you off their list (or add you to the list if you are a walk-in)

  2. Please present your picture ID, insurance cards, and your vaccine card (if you already have one) so that your identity will be verified and your information will be double checked for accuracy and completeness.  They will hand you your form and your vaccine card, hold on to both as the vaccinator will need to see the information. 

  3. Wait to be called by the VACCINATOR

  4. Receive your vaccine 

  5. Proceed to the observation area where you will need to wait for at least 15 minutes (30 minute wait time for patients at higher risk of allergic reactions).   Keep your form and vaccine card handy.

  6. At the end of your observation time, turn your form in and get your vaccine card signed off -- CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE DONE!  

  7. It takes at least 10 days for all the information to processed after the vaccine clinic, please wait that long before checking your vaccine registry for the administered vaccine.

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