Albertsons Companies pharmacies now offering free* Pfizer booster shots to eligible 18+ customers nationwide
BOISE, ID — September 27, 2021 — Albertsons Companies announced today it is now offering a third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at more than 1,700 pharmacies nationwide for those who meet the expanded guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series;
- People 50-64 years old with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot from Pfizer-BioNTech at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series;
- People 18–49 years old with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, depending on their individual benefits and risks;
- People 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
These recommendations are in addition to the CDC’s recent guidance of a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster shot for immunocompromised individuals.
Eligible customers can receive booster shots at any Albertsons Cos. pharmacy and no appointment is needed. Customers who are unsure about whether they qualify for the third shot under the new CDC guidelines or who have other questions about COVID-19 vaccinations can visit with our immunization-trained and certified pharmacists at any pharmacy location. Those who prefer to make an appointment can do so at: https://www.albertsons.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
According to CDC guidance, all COVID-19 vaccines can be safely administered at the same time as the flu shot. The CDC recommends those six months and older should get one dose of flu vaccine every year. Customers who receive any
vaccinations at an Albertsons Cos. pharmacy have access to their vaccination information through our free digital vaccine record that can be downloaded and saved to a digital device, making the information available for their personal use anytime, anywhere. Everyone who receives an immunization will also receive a coupon for 10% off their next grocery Albertsons Cos. purchase, up to $200 where permitted by law. Restrictions may apply.
Albertsons Cos. pharmacists have administered more than 6.5 million COVID-19 vaccines through its 1,730 pharmacies nationwide including those in Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, and Carrs stores.
*Additional dose available to those who qualify per CDC guidance at no out-of-pocket cost to patients. Insurance, if available, billed for administration fee. Availability based on store supply of doses and scheduled appointments.