CLEVELAND — Citing an anticipated increase in demand from recent booster guidance, Giant Eagle has announced they are returning to an appointment-only system for all COVID vaccinations. The change, which was announced Sunday, goes into effect immediately.
“Giant Eagle Pharmacy is now able to provide Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters to certain patients, if it has been at least six months since they received the second dose of the initial Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine series,” according to a press release from Giant Eagle.
The company also outlined the following criteria for booster eligibility:
- Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) (18+ years of age)
- Patients 65+ years of age
- Patients 18-64 years of age with underlying medical conditions
- Patients 18-64 years of age who are in an occupational or institutional setting where the burden of COVID-19 infection and risk of transmission are high, including essential workers, unpaid caregivers of a frail or immunocompromised person, paid or unpaid workers who interact within six feet of others and those who live in a congregate setting (e.g., a homeless shelter or correctional facility)
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