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COVID-19 Vaccination with Washingtonville Pharmacy


If you have any questions about logistics, we are accepting them via email only. Please DO NOT call the store.

General Information
We will be receiving VERY small quantities of COVID-19 Vaccine. When we receive them, we will be hosting clinics to get rid of the doses in an efficient manner and POSSIBLY away from the pharmacy itself, to prevent the dramatic impact this could make on our daily operations.
Doses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Pharmacists may vaccinate individuals over the age of 18, 16 if it is the Pfizer vaccine.

How the whole system works with us:

STEP 1 – Get On The Waitlist - Limited to 2000 Patients
Our clinics will be announced first to those who join our email wait list.

There will be NO drop-ins. Our clinics are appointment only. Our doses will be tightly managed, and absolutely all will be accounted for.

About the Waitlist and What Happens Next
After you’ve signed up to be notified, here’s what will happen:

  1. We all play the waiting game. We are unsure if/when we’ll get doses.
  2. Once I’m 100% sure we’re getting doses, I will make an email announcement to all people on the waiting list that we received doses and will host a clinic (dates and times to be determined)
  3. In that email will be a RESERVE A DOSE link. Click it to register and select a time slot
  4. Approximately 1 hour later, I’ll make formal announcements on our social media pages, sharing the RESERVE A DOSE link (though it probably won’t be necessary; these clinics will fill up VERY quickly!)
If you are still waiting (no notice has been sent), keep reading but no further action is needed at this time.
If you DO reserve a dose after our announcement, go to STEP 2.
If you don’t get so lucky, here’s what you should know:
  • There are thousands of people vying for a hundred or so spots, and therefore there’s a low chance, generally, that you’ll get these first coveted doses. Deep breath. You’ll get one!
  • You remain on the waitlist indefinitely or until you get a dose or remove yourself from the list.
  • We know there will be technical difficulties!
  • Sometimes you’ll get most of the form filled out but you’ll not be able to reserve a spot. There’s nothing we can do.
  • Sometimes, you’ll have technical problems. There’s nothing we can do.
  • Sometimes, the email might end up in your SPAM. There’s nothing we can do.
We won’t be able to troubleshoot technical problems during signup. We’ll be monitoring it as close as we can.
A word of encouragement: if we all do our part to make this whole process smooth as possible, I feel like we will be able to continue this process over and over again to our hearts content!
If you cancel or miss a booked appointment, you will not be able to get a COVID vaccine with us at all in the future.

STEP 2 – Celebrate, and Get Ready
If you reserved a vaccine, time to start the celebration!
In order to reduce paper waste, we are strongly encouraging everyone to download any document we are legally required to give you on clinic day.

Download them. Read them now. If you need help, ask a friend or please email DO NOT CALL THE STORE. 

STEP 3 – Register with NYS DOH
This is only to be done when you have received confirmation from us that you are scheduled to receive a dose at our clinic.
You will have to certify SEPARATELY with NYS that you are eligible for the vaccine for your first dose.
This MUST be done for your spot to be finalized/reserved.
On the form answer YES to the question to request a confirmation email. You will need to show us the email at the clinic or forward the email to us at ahead of time.
Click this link here:

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STEP 4 – Take Time to Answer Your Questions
After you have a confirmed appointment and the excitement has really died down, please return here and read up on the vaccine. We will have limited time available to go over basic, frequently asked questions at the vaccine clinic.
We will be receiving any one of the vaccines. Please read the 
Emergency Use Authorization, which goes over in detail common questions about the vaccine.
Click here for resources about the vaccine from the CDC. 

STEP 5 – Prepare for Clinic Day
Please download this document which goes over what you need to bring with you to the clinic, how it will work at the clinic, and what to expect.
I can’t stress enough: 
wear a T-Shirt! We’re giving you an immunization, so plan on easy access to your upper arm (deltoid muscle).
Medicare cards MUST be the red, white, and blue Part A and B cards. We need the newer ones that DO NOT have your social security number on it.
If you are a teacher please bring proof of eligibility.

STEP 6 – Get Vaccinated
Show up to the clinic 10 minutes early but do not get out of your car until exactly 5 minutes before your appointment to ensure optimal flow and to reduce confusion at the clinic.

Second Doses
Here’s everything we know about second doses:

  • Second Doses will be sent automatically to us
  • Second Doses are GUARANTEED to be here
  • We are only given the Second Doses for exactly the number of people we gave first doses for on that specific date
  • You MUST get your Second Dose from the exact spot you got your first one from. If that was us, that means you come back to us. That also means if you didn’t get your first dose from us, you don’t get it from us.
  • Your SECOND dose will be scheduled at your first dose appointment.
  • The Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not require a second dose.

This means your Second Dose appointment will be for the exact same time that your First Dose appointment was.
If you do not recall what time, we cannot help track that down! Please see your confirmation email.
Here are the upcoming dates for second dose clinics:
  • 1st Dose     ->  2nd Dose

April 27 -> May 25
April 29 -> May 27


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