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Walgreens to provide COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Walgreens is offering Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine boosters to individuals ages 18 years old and older at all of its locations.

Walgreens is the latest retailer to announce its availability of COVID-19 vaccine boosters for those aged 18 years old and older.

The Deerfield, Ill.-based retailer announced that those aged 18 years old and older can now receive a Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster at all of its stores nationwide.

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News of this initiative follows the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to expand the Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer and Moderna vaccine boosters. It also follows the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance of issuing boosters to individuals aged 18 years old and older, the company said.

“Expanding eligibility for booster doses provides yet another tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially at a time when many people are gathering for the holidays,” Kevin Ban, chief medical officer for Walgreens said. “As friends and family look to reconnect, Walgreens remains committed to offering convenient access to vaccinations that are critical to helping protect our communities — from COVID-19 primary vaccines and booster shots to flu immunizations.”

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Adults who are age 18 years old and older who completed their Pfizer or Moderna primary vaccine at least six months ago, or received a Johnson & Johnson dose at least two months ago, are recommended to receive a Pfizer, Moderna or J&J vaccine booster shot, the company said.

Appointments for vaccine boosters can be made online, through the Walgreens app or by telephone.