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Earth-shine

(3,938 posts)
Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:36 PM Aug 2021

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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I got my booster (3rd shot) from Publix today. It's very easy. (Original Post) Earth-shine Aug 2021 OP
what state are you in? we don't have publix in illinois (as far as i know) orleans Aug 2021 #1
Florida. I believe Publix is only in the south. Earth-shine Aug 2021 #4
I'd rather wait until I am supposed to get it Skittles Aug 2021 #2
Yeah, me too. hamsterjill Sep 2021 #14
I have been very disappointed with CDC Skittles Sep 2021 #17
So why wait for the CDC to say it is your turn? JanMichael Sep 2021 #18
I do think Fauci knows his stuff, as does my doctor Skittles Sep 2021 #19
Who determines the turn? The CDC site has that, right? JanMichael Sep 2021 #21
yes and yes Skittles Sep 2021 #22
Totally agree. hamsterjill Sep 2021 #20
Same here. Treefrog Sep 2021 #15
thanks for sharing your experience cadoman Aug 2021 #3
I haven't stolen anything from the Publix garbage. Earth-shine Aug 2021 #6
I got my third Pfizer shot last week at Kroger in West Virginia. Staph Aug 2021 #5
I'll bet lots of places are making it easy. Publix did not require that paperwork you describe. Earth-shine Aug 2021 #7
The paperwork (aside from the insurance card) is simple but very important. Staph Sep 2021 #8
CVS & Walgreens too,at least in TX. catrose Sep 2021 #9
So, my doc gave me this info... 634-5789 Sep 2021 #10
Spouse and I did ours easily through CVS website scheduling appointments at closest CVS wishstar Sep 2021 #11
People need to know they don't have to get the Doctor's permission. Go now! Thanks. Earth-shine Sep 2021 #12
Did the pharmacy staff ask questions? The person actually giving the shot? Questionnaire they had? Shanti Shanti Shanti Sep 2021 #13
Tx for this, passed along to loved ones in Fla. Big help. appalachiablue Sep 2021 #16

orleans

(34,039 posts)
1. what state are you in? we don't have publix in illinois (as far as i know)
Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:39 PM
Aug 2021

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

Earth-shine

(3,938 posts)
4. Florida. I believe Publix is only in the south.
Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:46 PM
Aug 2021

Perhaps your local supermarkets and drug stores have similar procedures.

hamsterjill

(15,220 posts)
14. Yeah, me too.
Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:41 PM
Sep 2021

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.

Skittles

(153,104 posts)
17. I have been very disappointed with CDC
Wed Sep 1, 2021, 06:41 PM
Sep 2021

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

Skittles

(153,104 posts)
19. I do think Fauci knows his stuff, as does my doctor
Wed Sep 1, 2021, 06:54 PM
Sep 2021

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

cadoman

(792 posts)
3. thanks for sharing your experience
Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:46 PM
Aug 2021

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

Earth-shine

(3,938 posts)
6. I haven't stolen anything from the Publix garbage.
Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:50 PM
Aug 2021

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.

Staph

(6,251 posts)
5. I got my third Pfizer shot last week at Kroger in West Virginia.
Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:49 PM
Aug 2021

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.


Earth-shine

(3,938 posts)
7. I'll bet lots of places are making it easy. Publix did not require that paperwork you describe.
Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:53 PM
Aug 2021

Thanks.

Staph

(6,251 posts)
8. The paperwork (aside from the insurance card) is simple but very important.
Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:43 AM
Sep 2021

Allergies, reaction to previous vaccinations, history of certain diseases (Guillain-Barré, 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!


634-5789

(4,175 posts)
10. So, my doc gave me this info...
Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:56 AM
Sep 2021

(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!

wishstar

(5,267 posts)
11. Spouse and I did ours easily through CVS website scheduling appointments at closest CVS
Wed Sep 1, 2021, 06:06 AM
Sep 2021

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.

 

Shanti Shanti Shanti

(12,047 posts)
13. Did the pharmacy staff ask questions? The person actually giving the shot? Questionnaire they had?
Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:37 PM
Sep 2021

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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