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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:36 PM

I got my booster (3rd shot) from Publix today. It's very easy.

You will need your medicare or insurance ID numbers, if relevant. No insurance, no problem.

1. Go to Publix.com.

2. Click the link at the top of the page for COVID-19 to start the appointment-making process.

3, Choose Moderna or Pfizer, as appropriate.

4. Choose third immunocompromised dose. (No documentation is requested regarding your condition. No questions are asked.)

5. Answer the rest of the questions.

Since there are so many who will not get their shots, it's up to the rest of us to be solid and protect our families.

Be sure to bring your vaccination card listing the info from your two previous shots.

Go people! Good luck.



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Reply I got my booster (3rd shot) from Publix today. It's very easy. (Original post)
Earth-shine Aug 31 OP
orleans Aug 31 #1
Earth-shine Aug 31 #4
Skittles Aug 31 #2
hamsterjill Sep 1 #14
Skittles Sep 1 #17
JanMichael Sep 1 #18
Skittles Sep 1 #19
JanMichael Sep 1 #21
Skittles Sep 1 #22
hamsterjill Sep 1 #20
Treefrog Sep 1 #15
cadoman Aug 31 #3
Earth-shine Aug 31 #6
Staph Aug 31 #5
Earth-shine Aug 31 #7
Staph Sep 1 #8
catrose Sep 1 #9
634-5789 Sep 1 #10
wishstar Sep 1 #11
Earth-shine Sep 1 #12
Shanti Shanti Shanti Sep 1 #13
appalachiablue Sep 1 #16

Response to Earth-shine (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:39 PM

1. what state are you in? we don't have publix in illinois (as far as i know)

and, i'm surprised since i thought boosters weren't going to be available until at least mid september

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Response to orleans (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:46 PM

4. Florida. I believe Publix is only in the south.

Perhaps your local supermarkets and drug stores have similar procedures.

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Response to Earth-shine (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:40 PM

2. I'd rather wait until I am supposed to get it

thanks

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:41 PM

14. Yeah, me too.

I'm still not comfortable that there is a consensus on WHEN you are supposed to get the booster (other than for immunocompromised individuals). So, I'll wait a while to see how this develops.

Next week, the CDC may say something entirely different. One never knows.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:41 PM

17. I have been very disappointed with CDC

their honor stance on masking was pure garbage, and now they seem iffy on when to get a booster

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Response to Skittles (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:50 PM

18. So why wait for the CDC to say it is your turn?

Walensky is a moron.

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:54 PM

19. I do think Fauci knows his stuff, as does my doctor

neither one advises me to get it now....so I will wait my turn

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 06:04 PM

21. Who determines the turn? The CDC site has that, right?

Or does your doctor have a site too?

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 06:07 PM

22. yes and yes

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Response to Skittles (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:58 PM

20. Totally agree.

Iíll wait to see what my doctor recommends.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:56 PM

15. Same here.

Iím only about four months out.

No health problems, so Iíll wait a bit.

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Response to Earth-shine (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:46 PM

3. thanks for sharing your experience

What you're doing is the equivalent of "stealing" bread from a garbage can. No harm done and everyone is safer for it.

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Response to cadoman (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:50 PM

6. I haven't stolen anything from the Publix garbage.

I'm entitled to this shot based on medical conditions. It's was a full seven months after my 2nd shot, and now, the Biden administration and CDC have recommended we get it after five months.

One does not need to see a doctor to proceed.

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Response to Earth-shine (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:49 PM

5. I got my third Pfizer shot last week at Kroger in West Virginia.

I made the appointment in the store while shopping. No proof required that I am immunocompromised. I needed my vaccine card and my insurance card (though the insurance was not charged). One long form to fill in with lots of health related questions, but it was pretty much the same the form that CVS used when I got the shingles shots.

They even have a seating area for you to wait the required 15 minutes, to be sure you don't have an immediate reaction.

In the middle of a Friday afternoon, I was the only person getting a shot. But I did run into several friends who were asking questions about getting their own booster shots - non-immunocompromised folk. The Kroger pharmacy employees stated that they expect to be giving third shots to anyone on September 20.


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Response to Staph (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 10:53 PM

7. I'll bet lots of places are making it easy. Publix did not require that paperwork you describe.

Thanks.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 12:43 AM

8. The paperwork (aside from the insurance card) is simple but very important.

Allergies, reaction to previous vaccinations, history of certain diseases (Guillain-Barrť, I seem to remember). I'm glad they ask those questions, just as I was glad they made me sit there for 15 minutes after the shot. They were cautious and I really appreciate it!


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Response to Earth-shine (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:53 AM

9. CVS & Walgreens too,at least in TX.

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Response to Earth-shine (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:56 AM

10. So, my doc gave me this info...

(Illinois)....I had my last shot on 3-16-21. He rold me to get that booster, but NOT wityhin a month of the annual flu shot, simply because it coluld tire me out, sore muscles , etc. I was joking with the physical therapist at the office and she told me the exact same thing. Food for thought!

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Response to Earth-shine (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:06 AM

11. Spouse and I did ours easily through CVS website scheduling appointments at closest CVS

We both are seniors with immunocompromised conditions, spouse severely and myself moderately and those with even moderately compromised immune systems are eligible. Spouse had 2nd dose early Feb and my 2nd was March 1. No questions asked by pharmacist and no waiting so we both actually left at our appointment times since we arrived a few minutes early.

Spouse got flu and covid booster same day on different arms and has had no side effects except sore arm from covid shot. I did just the covid shot on a different day but it wiped me out on the day after the shot with fatigue and headache despite staying hydrated and out of the heat.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:17 AM

12. People need to know they don't have to get the Doctor's permission. Go now! Thanks.

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Response to Earth-shine (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:37 PM

13. Did the pharmacy staff ask questions? The person actually giving the shot? Questionnaire they had?

I'll give it a try next week as my 6 months point is reached, got my first two Moderna at same Publix, really no problem from side affects.

I have multiple other risk factors but not the ones they were using for booster.

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Response to Earth-shine (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:29 PM

16. Tx for this, passed along to loved ones in Fla. Big help.

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