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COVID Vaccine

This FAQ will be updated as new information is received. It was last updated on:
1/6/2021

When will Horsham Pharmacy gets the vaccine?
We currently have limited supply of vaccine in stock. We are currently booking appointments and setting waiting list for group 1A only. Please see “Who gets the vaccine?” for more detail list of this group.
How do I make an appointment? 
Due to the overwhelming requests for COVID-19 vaccine and the change in allocation of the vaccine from the state, we are not accepting any additional COVID-19 vaccine requests at this time. We ask that you refrain from emailing the pharmacy for COVID Vaccine requests.

We will reopen the enrollment form again in the near future.

Who gets the vaccine?

We are currently booking appointments and setting waiting list for group 1A only

Phase 1A is the first vaccine distribution step. The vaccine is currently being distributed to:

  • Emergency medical service personnel
  • Nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists
  • Chiropractors
  • Therapists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Health professions students and trainees
  • Direct support professionals
  • Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
  • Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • Health care personnel including, but not limited to:
  • Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
  • Persons ages 65 and older
  • Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions
What vaccine will Horsham Pharmacy be given?
Currently we have the Moderna vaccine.
Should I get the vaccine?
Short answer – yes. For any vaccine to be effective, 70% of the population needs to be vaccinated for the vaccine to work as planned. Because all the vaccines are new, there is some data that will have to be reviewed. If anyone has a preexisting conditions or concerns, we will always lean on the side of caution until we have factual evidence it’s safe to administer. Some groups (as of now) that they do not have enough data about the safety of the vaccine are: Children (under 16), people with severe allergies, women who are pregnant, many other preexisting conditions. To stress again, we will advise any patient to wait for more information if we do not have the safety data to make an informed decision.
What are potential side effects of vaccine?

Side effects that have been reported with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine include: • Injection site reactions: pain, tenderness and swelling of the lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection, swelling (hardness), and redness • General side effects: fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and fever

Please see the Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet for more information about the vaccine.

Will my insurance pay for it?

When would I get my second shot?

We have the Moderna vaccine in stock. Second dose is recommended at 28 days from first dose.

We automatically schedule your second dose appointment 28 days after your first dose. Your second dose appointment time is set at the same time as your first dose appointment For example, if you get your first shot on Monday, January 11th at 1 PM, your second shot is reserved for you Monday, February 8th at 1 PM.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

Will I still need to wear a mask and social distant after I receive the vaccine?
Yes! Until public health officials tell us otherwise, you will still need to follow the guidance put out by the County, State, and Federal government. There is ongoing research to see if someone who is vaccinated and protected can still transmit the disease.
Where will the Vaccine be given? 
The vaccine will be given at our pharmacy.
Checklist before your Appointment
  1. Read the “Covid Prevacination Checklist” and sign the first page.
  2. Read the Horsham Pharmacy Notice of Privacy
  3. Complete The “Covid 19 Screening and Consent form” sign and date
  4. Make sure to have a photocopy of the following:
    1. Driver License or State ID
    2. Prescription Insurance Card
    3. Medical Insurance Card
    4. For Adult 65 and older: Medicare A and B card (event if you have an Advantage Plan)
    5. For Health care or Front-line workers: prove of healthcare or front-line workers (professional license or employment document)

Please come on time and wear a face mask or face covering before entering the pharmacy.

If you are sick, DO NOT COME FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. Please call our staff at 267–282-5747, so we can reschedule your appointment.

Post Vaccine Resources
  1. Sign-up with v-sage for check up after your shot at v-safe (cdc.gov)
  2. Report side effects to help everyone learn more about the vaccine. You can report post vaccination side effects at Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) (hhs.gov)