Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register without access to Internet or a computer?
If you or a loved one do not have access to Internet or a computer, please call 346-980-5906 and we will accept your registration via phone.
How do I schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
TruCare Pharmacy will contact patients directly by phone, text and/or through their email when the COVID-19 vaccination is available. Patients are encouraged to sign up on the waitlist form(link) if they still need to receive their vaccine.
Which COVID-19 Vaccine does TruCare Pharmacy administer?
TruCre Pharmacy will inform you of which vaccine we have available when scheduling your appointment.
How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
There is no cost to the public to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
If I received my first COVID-19 vaccine dose at TruCare Pharmacy, will I also get my second dose at TruCare Pharmacy?
Patients who received their first dose of the vaccine at TruCare Pharmacy will be contact to schedule their second vaccination appointment.
Second doses are accounted for in by the State and you will need to receive your second dose of the vaccine at TruCare Pharmacy.
This is critical to achieve full protection from the coronavirus.
Current vaccine supply limitations are not related to providers receiving second doses of the vaccine as these have been accounted for by the State.
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. The vaccines available and in development in the U.S. do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19.
What is the approved age by FDA to receive the vaccine?
The J&J and Moderna vaccines are approved for those 18 years and older. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for those who are 12 years and older.
Can I choose which COVID-19 Vaccine I receive at TruCare Pharmacy?
When scheduling an appointment, you'll be able to see which manufacturer is being offered for a specific appointment date: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).
What is the difference between a “booster dose" and an “additional dose”?
A “booster dose” is a supplemental vaccine dose given to people when the immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time. CDC has issued recommendations for a single Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster dose at least 6 months after completion of a Pfizer COVID-19 primary vaccine series in some populations. See the
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot page on the CDC website for more information.
FDA and CDC are actively working to provide additional guidance on booster doses for other populations, including those who received a primary series with Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines.
An “additional dose” is a third dose of an mRNA vaccine given to people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, because they may not have received adequate protection from their initial 2-dose series. These people should receive their additional dose at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. See the
COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People page on the CDC website for more information.
Are booster shots being offered?
As of September 24, 2021, CDC recommends that the following groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses):
people aged 65 years and older
residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings
people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
CDC also recommends that the following groups may receive a booster shot of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks:
These recommendations only apply to people who previously received a Pfizer COVID-19 primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses).
If you have questions about whether you should get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot, talk to your healthcare provider.
Is the booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine the same as primary series?
Yes, the booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is exactly the same as the primary series and the dose is the same.
Can Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be administered as a booster dose in people who received Moderna or J&J COVID-19 vaccine as a primary vaccination series?
Per the guidance by the CDC, currently there are insufficient data to support the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose in people who received the Moderna or J&J COVID-19 vaccines as a primary vaccination series.
Am I still considered “fully vaccinated” if I don’t get a booster shot?
Yes. Everyone is still considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-shot series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the J&J vaccine.
Should my additional dose of the mRNA vaccine come from the same brand (same manufacturer) as my initial vaccine series? Or, can I mix and match?
Your additional dose should be from the same vaccine brand (manufacturer) as your initial vaccine series. So, if your first 2-dose series was from Moderna, locate your additional dose from Moderna. If your initial 2-dose series was from Pfizer, locate your additional dose from Pfizer.
However, if the mRNA vaccine you got for the first two doses is not available, you can get the other mRNA vaccine.
Do I need a doctor’s note or referral to get an additional dose if I am immunocompromised? Do I have to get the additional dose from the same provider who gave me my initial mRNA vaccine series?
If you are immunocompromised, you may talk to your healthcare provider about whether an additional dose is appropriate for you, but you are not required to do so. You do not need a doctor’s note or referral and can “self-attest” to receive the additional dose wherever mRNA vaccines are offered. However, it is best that your additional dose is the same brand (Pfizer or Moderna) as your initial vaccine series.