Select Stop & Shop pharmacy locations across the Northeast are now offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. On May 12, the CDC authorized expanded use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 12 and older, and U.S. PREP Acts authorizes Stop & Shop’s qualified pharmacists to administer vaccines to this expanded age group.
Customers can now walk in or schedule an appointment on Stop & Shop’s website to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at select locations, though availability for walk-ins will be determined by store supply levels. Stop & Shop’s more than 250 pharmacy locations are currently offering Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccine availability varies by store, and customers should visit the Stop & Shop COVID-19 website at stopandshop.com/covid-vaccine for information on specific vaccine availability near them.
“Stop & Shop has been proud to support our communities throughout the pandemic, most recently by administering the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Katie Thornell, director of pharmacy operations at Stop & Shop. “We are excited to begin providing the Pfizer vaccine to our customers as young as 12 years of age to help protect members of the community against COVID-19.”
Written consent from a parent or guardian is required for a Stop & Shop pharmacist to administer the Pfizer vaccine to anyone aged 12 to 18. Additionally, Stop & Shop will require patients under 16 to be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or authorized representative to be vaccinated.
In December, Quincy, Massachusetts-based 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 coronavirus vaccine is being administered 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.
Flu, pneumonia, shingles and other immunizations are currently available to customers at all Stop & Shop Pharmacy locations. To find the nearest Stop & Shop pharmacy, visit stopandshop.com/pharmacy.