NYS currently allows pharmacies to immunize everyone 3 years and older!
NYS requires proof of age, residency, AND consent from a parent or legal guardian for anyone under the age of 18:
If an individual is eligible due to their age, they must produce proof of age and proof of residence in New York.
To prove New York residence, an individual must show:
- One of the following: State or government-issued ID; Statement from landlord; Current rent receipt or lease; Mortgage records; or
- Two of the following: Statement from another person; Current mail; School records.
For age, such proof may include:
- Driver’s license or non-driver ID;
- Birth certificate issued by a state or local government;
- Current U.S passport or valid foreign passport;
- Permanent resident card;
- Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship;
- Life insurance policy with birthdate; or
- Marriage certificate with birthdate.
Here’s the Process
FIRST: Decide which vaccine you would like and/or which dose you need
SECOND: Schedule an appointment
THIRD: Get ready for your appointment (and make sure you bring the right stuff with you!)
Schedule any vaccine dose
BOOST ME UP, BUTTERCUP
Get booster info (or a dose)
Take steps before a dose
Vaccine Availability & Eligibility
We have all three vaccines currently available!
Two Dose Series
4-8 weeks apart
Formulations for ages 3-5 and 18+ in stock
Two Dose Series
3-8 weeks apart
Formulations for ages 3+ in stock
Two Dose Series
3-8 weeks apart
18+ as a primary series only
COVID Vaccine Schedule
There are a lot of moving parts currently.
Consider COVID vaccination like this: the primary series and the booster doses.
If you are in need of a primary series, you would receive from us Moderna or Pfizer if you are 3 years or older, or Novavax if you are 18 years or older.
If you are in need of a booster series, everyone 5 and older is eligible for one booster shot currently with Moderna or Pfizer. Everyone 50+ is eligible for second booster shot with Moderna or Pfizer.
People with rare disorders that make the immune system weak need an extra primary series dose of Moderna and Pfizer, and they have special requirements for timing of those.
Speak to our staff or your physician to make your plan.
20,000 --- 40,0000
OUR NEW GOAL
Thousands of Extra Doses Recovered
22,000+ people fully immunized
Dr. Neal in the News
We did it!
Since January 13th, we’ve immunized over 20,000 people against COVID in multiple offsite clinics all across New York state—mostly in Ulster and Dutchess County.
Now, boosters and more.
We’re offering walk-in or appointment COVID vaccines at our store, and sometimes out on the road.
Click here for more information on securing your primary series or your booster dose!
Simply put, the FDA and CDC have authorized patients to request and receive a different manufacturer than their original series for their booster doses.
- If you received Moderna, you can get Moderna, Pfizer or JJ
- If you received Pfizer, you can get Pfizer, Moderna, or JJ
- If you received JJ, you can get JJ, Pfizer, or Moderna
What should you do? Well that’s up to you and your doctor.
All vaccines show strong, lasting protection against severe infection especially after a booster dose of the same series.
Some folks are pointing to advantages of adding a JJ to an mRNA series or vice versa. JJ to Moderna seems to be the best strategy.
A recent Lancet article has shown a Moderna booster after a Pfizer series is superior protection.
It’s all legal, so we’ll give you whichever vaccine you choose. Please make this decision after consulting your clinical team.
People who have immune system SUPPRESSION have unique vaccination requirements.
There are a list of conditions that qualify.
Speak to one of our experts for more information.
As it pertains to vaccine eligibility, FDA specifies persons with the following conditions would be eligible for special considerations:
Age 50 through 64 years with one or more of the following conditions due to increased risk of moderate or severe illness or death from the virus that causes COVID-19 OR
Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
Chronic kidney disease
Pulmonary disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
Intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome
Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV,
use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
Severe obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
Neurologic conditions including, but not limited, to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
Liver disease; OR
Ages 18 through 49 years with one or more of the underlying medical conditions listed above, based on individual benefits and risk
Occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers as previously detailed by the CDC*
First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
Food and agriculture workers
U.S. Postal Service workers
Public transit workers
Grocery store workers
All of our COVID Vaccine FAQs are located here: https://drnealsmoller.com/vax/faq/