Vaccine and Immunization info
We have the new Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine in stock. We also have the Flu Shots in stock including High-Dose for Seniors for 65+ y/o and RSV vaccine for 60+ y/o in stock. We are currently Moderna (3-11 y/o) COVID-19 vaccine in stock.
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*All the vaccines at The Medicine Shoppe of Shillington are administered on Monday through Friday between 10 am and 5:45 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm.
** Pharmacists in Pennsylvania are ONLY authorized to administer the immunization to 3 year old and older.
We are offering all Vaccines Monday through Saturday. The latest 2024 Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine are available. Walk-ins are welcome Monday thru Friday between 11am to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 1pm. In-store pediatric vaccine appointments are NOW available, and appointments will be required. We will NOT provide walk-in pediatric vaccinations.
We have following vaccine available.
- Covid-19- both Moderna and Pfizer for ages 3 and up.
- Influenza- Regular Flu vaccine and High Dose Flu shot for 65 plus
- RSV- We have the new RSV Arexvy for respiratory virus for 60 plus.
- Shingrix- The new shingles vaccine. 2 dose 2 to 6 month apart
- Tetanus- Tdap (Boostrix)
- Pneumonia – Prevnar 20, the newest pneumonia shot.
- Typhoid (Typhim VI) – Typhoid fever is common in many regions of the world, including parts of East and Southeast Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America hence Typhoid vaccine is recommended when travelling to those region of world. Typhoid fever is not common in the United States.
- Hepatitis B vaccine – We have the new Heplisav B vaccine.
Q: Who is Eligible for the new COVID-19 vaccine?
A: Everybody that’s 6 months of age and older, just like the flu vaccine, is eligible to receive the new COVID-19 vaccine for Moderna and Pfizer.
Q: Can I get my Flu shot or RSV and the new COVID vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) at same time?
A: Flu vaccine can be administered together with COVID-19 Vaccine. If not taken together, then it’s recommended to wait 1 to 2 weeks between the shots to differentiate the side effects or any reaction. It’s not a requirement to have a wait period between the shots.
Q: Are RSV (Arexvy or Abrysvo) , Flu, shinglex (Shingrix), Pneumonia (Prevnar 20) Tdap (Bostrix), and COVID-19 vaccine free with my insurance.
A: All the vaccine are free for Medicare recipient. Covid, flu and pneumonia are covered by Medicare Part B and rest of them are covered by Medicare Part D (Drug plan). If you have medicare advantage, then all vaccines are covered by medicare advantage plan. Most commercial insurance cover most vaccine for free.
Q: What is the difference between High Dose (65+) and regular flu shot 2023-24 vaccine?
A: The High Dose Flu shot is recommended for 65 and older; it has four times more antigen than the regular flu shot. Both regular and High Dose are quadrivalent.
Q: Can I mix and match between Pfizer and Moderna?
A: It’s OK to mix and match as long as you’re eligible for the vaccine you prefer. All of the data that previously showed that there were no big differences between those who mixed and matched and those who didn’t still applies.
Q: What is the different between the NEW COVID-19 vaccines and the previous bivalent?
A: The new monovalents target BA.2.86 while the bivalents subvariants of Omnicron (BA5 and BA4). The BA.2.86 variant is more prevalent.
A: Yes, you may sign up for a 2nd dose or booster shot at our pharmacy even if you have not received any previous dose from us.
Q: What does RSV Stand for and what is the RSV?
A: RSV Stand for Respiratory Syncytial Virus. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious. Each season, RSV causes substantial morbidity and mortality in older adults, including lower respiratory tract disease, hospitalization, and death. There are an estimated 60,000–160,000 hospitalizations and 6,000–10,000 deaths annually due to RSV among adults ages 65 years and older.
Q: What vaccines are approved for prevention of RSV, and is there a difference between
There are two RSV vaccines approved for adults ages 60 years and older – RSVPreF3 (Arexvy, GSK) and RSVpreF (Abrysvo, Pfizer). Both vaccines are recombinant protein vaccines that cause the immune system to produce RSV antibodies. Both are currently approved as a single dose and were shown in clinical trials protect against symptomatic lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV in adults ages 60 and older, with more than 80% percent efficacy in the first RSV season after vaccination. GSK’s vaccine includes an adjuvant (the same adjuvant used in GSK’s recombinant zoster vaccine [Shingrix]), which is a component that is intended to enhance the immune response to vaccination. Pfizer’s vaccine does not contain an adjuvant. CDC does not have a preferential recommendation for either vaccine. Patients who are 60 years and older may receive whichever vaccine is available.
Q: What does it mean to use a shared clinical decision-making (SCDM) recommendation for
CDC recommends that older adults ages 60 years and older may receive a single dose of RSV vaccine using SCDM. A SCDM recommendation differs from routine age-based and risk-based vaccine recommendations for which the default decision is to vaccinate all persons in a specified age group or risk group. With a SCDM recommendation, there is no group in which the vaccine is universally recommended. Rather, the decision to vaccinate a patient is based on individual health characteristics and informed by discussions between the patient and health care provider. Ask one of our pharmacist for recommendation based on your individual needs.
Q: What is the best time of year to give RSV vaccine?
Optimally, vaccination should occur before the onset of the fall and winter RSV season. However, typical RSV seasonality was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has not returned to pre-pandemic patterns. For the 2023–24 RSV season, providers recommending RSV vaccine based on SCDM should administer RSV vaccine as early as vaccine supply becomes available.
Q: Can RSV vaccine be given with other adult vaccines?
Administration of RSV vaccine on the same day with other adult vaccines is acceptable. However, according to results of coadministration studies of RSV vaccines with influenza vaccines, common side effects, such as fever and soreness at the injection site, may be increased when these two vaccines are administered on the same day. Some studies also suggest it’s possible that the RSV and flu vaccines may not produce as strong of an immune response if they’re given on the same day, but the clinical significance of this is unknown. Additional research is ongoing to further inform guidance on same day administration of the RSV vaccine and other adult vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine.