COVID-19 vaccines are now available

Medly Pharmacy has partnered with local health departments to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible people in the communities that we serve. The safety and wellbeing of our patrons is our top priority. We believe that immunizations are an essential part of reducing the spread of COVID-19, and we look forward to helping you protect yourself and your family.

Medly Pharmacy received a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses. Vaccine eligibility is based on criteria set forth by each state. To check to see if you are eligible during the current distribution phase, please check your local government guidelines.

You do not need to be an existing patient of Medly Pharmacy to receive your COVID-19 vaccine, though it is always free to use Medly Pharmacy for same-day delivery of all your medications.

Health Considerations Before You Schedule Your Appointment

  • If you are feeling sick today, please wait until you feel better before you schedule your appointment.
  • If you have had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 10 days or have been told by your provider to isolate or self quarantine due to COVID-19, please schedule your appointment for a date after your isolation or quarantine period ends.
  • If you have been treated with antibody therapy for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, you must schedule your COVID-19 appointment at least 90 days after the last dose of your antibody therapy.
  • If you have had any vaccines in the past 14 days (including a flu shot) you must schedule your COVID-19 appointment at least 14 days after your most recent vaccination.
  • If you are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant, consider discussing your options with your provider. You may still schedule an appointment and get vaccinated if you choose.
  • If you take any medications that affect your immune system, such as cortisone, prednisone or other steroids, anticancer drugs, or have had any radiation treatments, you may have a less strong immune response to the vaccine but may still get vaccinated if you choose. With any steroids, the vaccines need to be spaced out. Please discuss your options with your provider.
  • If you take any medications that affect your immune system, such as cortisone, prednisone or other steroids, anticancer drugs, or have had any radiation treatments, you may have a less strong immune response to the vaccine, but may still get vaccinated if you choose.
  • If you have ever had a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction, such as hives or difficulty breathing, to any vaccine or shot, you may still be vaccinated if you choose. Inform the vaccine administrator and remain in the POD waiting area for 30 minutes after you are vaccinated.

After Care

Common side effects

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects.

On the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

Symptoms to look out for

  • Some of the side effects of the vaccine are similar to symptoms of COVID-19. The vaccine will NOT cause or give you COVID-19.
  • Symptoms such as a sore throat, runny nose, cough or other problems breathing are NOT side effects of the vaccine.
  • Serious side effects after receiving the vaccine are rare. If you develop any serious side effects or a severe allergic reaction (including hives, swelling of your face, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing), seek medical attention or call 9-1-1 right away. Tell them you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Helpful tips

Talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or antihistamines, for any pain and discomfort you may experience after getting vaccinated. You can take these medications to relieve post-vaccination side effects if you have no other medical reasons that prevent you from taking these medications normally.

It is not recommended you take these medicines before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent side effects.

To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot:

  • Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
  • Use or exercise your arm.

To reduce discomfort from fever:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Dress lightly.

When to call the doctor

In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:

  • If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours
  • If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days

If you received a second shot

Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot. These side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.

Reminders

  • Side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
  • With some COVID-19 vaccines, you will need 2 shots in order to get the most protection. You should get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get it.
  • It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until about two weeks after your second shot.
  • After you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Visit CDC’s website for the latest recommendations. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/vaccines.
  • Bring your immunization record with you for the second dose.
  • Don’t create plans that will obstruct you from taking your second dose, such as vacations and trips.

Frequently Asked
Questions

When can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Medly Pharmacy has started administering COVID-19 vaccines to specific groups in accordance with the guidelines set forth by each state. To see if you are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, please visit the websites of your city and state for information on eligibility and the latest vaccine rollout plans.

If I am eligible to receive a vaccine, how do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by going to the top of this page and select your location.

Can I still contact Medly if I am not in the eligible group?

Yes, our goal is to make the vaccinations available to the entire community. We will prioritize those who are part of an eligible group, but we will contact you should there be any openings later on. Please do not sign up multiple times as that may cause delays in scheduling your appointment.

What vaccine is Medly administering?