In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the New York State Department of Health, Stop & Shop says all its New York pharmacy locations in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties, as well as select pharmacy locations in New York City, have begun to administer either the two-dose Moderna or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Availability of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine varies by store and is determined by New York State. Customers in New York can visit Stop & Shop’s website to determine their eligibility and determine if appointments are available at their local Stop & Shop Pharmacy location.
Per New York’s distribution plan, Stop & Shop is only approved to vaccinate customers 30 and older, teachers and school faculty, and those with documented health conditions who live, work or study in New York. The state requires proof of eligibility and customers are urged to visit New York State’s eligibility site before scheduling an appointment. Full eligibility criteria can also be viewed on Stop & Shop’s COVID-19 Vaccine page.
“Stop & Shop is proud to continue to do its part in the fight against COVID-19,” said Katie Thornell, director of pharmacy operations. “Being an early provider of the vaccine demonstrates our commitment to being a trusted health resource within our local communities across New York. We are excited to continue helping members of the community protect themselves against COVID-19 while providing a safe shopping experience for your family’s everyday grocery and pharmacy needs.”
The New York State Department of Health will determine individual eligibility and customers must complete the state COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Form prior to immunization. Customers under age 30, those not categorized as teachers, those without underlying health conditions and those who do not live, work or study in New York are not currently eligible for vaccination at any New York Stop & Shop pharmacy locations.
Customers are urged to visit stopandshop.com/covid-vaccine to schedule an appointment and view the most recent COVID-19 updates. Customers should not visit or call Stop & Shop stores for vaccine updates or appointments as all pertinent information and appointment requests will be provided online. Customers with limited access to the internet can call the New York State vaccine call center to schedule an appointment by dialing 833-697-4829.
In December, Stop & Shop announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to be among the first COVID-19 vaccine providers, making the shot available to its customers across the Northeast. The novel coronavirus vaccine will be administered to eligible Stop & Shop customers at no out-of-pocket cost.
During immunization, customers will be required to wear PPE, and pharmacists will be equipped with masks, gloves and face shields. The pharmacy team utilizes the same thorough disinfection protocols for all patients, disinfecting and sanitizing between each patient to ensure the health and safety for all patients.