COVID-19 Services

Get your COVID-19 vaccine or test administered by your local pharmacist.

Prices vary For most Consultations - COVID-19 vaccines are generally free (PRICES for covid-19 testing VARY BASED ON LOCATION AND INSURANCE CARRIER).

Review your health history with a pharmacist to receive your COVID-19 services. Book an appointment, or walk-in for same day care.

How a Scripted Visit Works

Requesting a Scripted consultation is easy, your pharmacist is there to help.

Select a treatment and complete a digital self-assessment including medical history, symptoms, medications.

A pharmacist will have an in person consultation with you in the pharmacy.

If appropriate, the pharmacist will issue you a new prescription and fill or administer treatment in the same visit.

What is COVID-19?

Vaccines are meant to protect us against preventable diseases that are either contagious, deadly, or both. By getting vaccinated against preventable diseases, the likelihood of severe illness, hospitalizations, and even death are dramatically decreased. Common preventable diseases that vaccines work against include the Flu, Chicken Pox, Shingles, Tetanus, Pneumonia, Meningitis, and many more! 

COVID-19 Test FAQ's

  • Diagnostic tests
    • Molecular tests (preferred initial diagnostic tests)
      • Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT), RT-PCR tests
      • Conducted as either nasal swabs or saliva collection
      • Results can take less than 1 hour (at-home tests), same day (point-of-care-locations), or 1-3 days (for tests being sent to a lab)
    • Antigen tests
      • Diagnostic tests, viral tests, rapid tests
      • Conducted as nasal or nasopharyngeal swabs
      • Results take 15-30 minutes, depending on test
  • Antibody tests
    • Serological tests
      • Conducted by collecting blood from fingerstick or vein
      • Results take same day (point-of-care-locations) or 1-3 days (for tests being sent to a lab)

Types of samples collected:

  • Swabs are similar to a Q-Tip and are used to collect a sample. Swabs may be taken from any of the following:
    • Nasal (inside nostrils), mid-turbinate (further up inside nose), nasopharyngeal (deep inside the nose, reaching back of the throat), oropharyngeal (from the middle part of the throat) 
  • Saliva - collected by inserting saliva (spit) into a tube

The most effective way to prevent yourself from getting COVID-19 is by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There are currently three vaccines offered in the United States for COVID-19; Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen. Other prevention methods for COVID-19 include social distancing, wearing a mask if you are not fully vaccinated or in crowded places, washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and staying home if you feel unwell.

COVID-19 FAQ's

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 spreads through drops of saliva or nasal secretions, most commonly when an infected individual coughs or sneezes. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 vary significantly and each person may have different symptoms than another. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include a cough, shortness of breath, a fever, feeling tired, and loss of taste or smell. Other symptoms of COVID-19 include a sore throat, body aches and pain, diarrhea, a runny or stuffy nose, and headaches.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Feeling tired
  • Loss of taste or smell

Less common symptoms of COVID-19 are

  • Sore throat
  • Body aches and pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches

The most effective way to prevent yourself from getting COVID-19 is by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There are currently three vaccines offered in the United States for COVID-19; Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen. Other prevention methods for COVID-19 include social distancing, wearing a mask if you are not fully vaccinated or in crowded places, washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and staying home if you feel unwell.

There is some evidence that over-the-counter medications such as Vitamin D, Vitamin C, melatonin, and zinc may help individuals with minor COVID-19 symptoms recover. The exact efficacy and role of these agents are still unknown. People showing moderate to severe symptoms should seek medical care from a licensed healthcare professional.

Treatment for COVID-19 is still being researched, including antivirals, antibody treatments, and steroids. Although some people require treatment, or even hospitalization, for COVID-19, many people will get better on their own within a few weeks. 

What is the purpose of getting a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Vaccines are meant to protect us against preventable diseases that are either contagious, deadly, or both. By getting vaccinated against preventable diseases, the likelihood of severe illness, hospitalizations, and even death are dramatically decreased. Common preventable diseases that vaccines work against include the Flu, Chicken Pox, Shingles, Tetanus, Pneumonia, Meningitis, and many more!

What is the purpose of getting a COVID-19 test?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. COVID-19 tests can tell you if you have a current or past infection. 

  • A viral test can tell you if you have a current infection
  • An antibody test may tell you if you have had a past infection.

What you should know

Our platform guides pharmacists to look at the answers you provide via the Scripted self-assessment questions to decide if you are eligible to receive a vaccine that they can administer appropriately.

We use evidence-based guidelines and protocols to ask you the right questions that will assess whether it’s safe for your pharmacist to administer your vaccine or if you should be referred to a doctor, nurse, or specialist.

Can I be seen using Scripted for my COVID-19 services?

Yes, we can offer you walk-in and appointment based visits for a wide range of tests and routine vaccines. This also includes COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson. 

Vaccine and Testing vary by location.

Scripted Available Vaccines include:

  • COVID-19 – An extremely contagious viral disease that widely varies in symptoms. Symptoms that may be present include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste and/or smell, fatigue, and headache. There are three vaccines available to help drastically decrease the chances of contracting this infectious disease or greatly lessen the severity of it if still contracted.

  • Influenza (Flu) – Caused by the influenza virus, the flu is an extremely contagious disease  be seen include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste and/or smell, fatigue, and headache. There are 3 vaccines available to help drastically decrease the chances of contracting this infectious disease or greatly lessen the severity of it if characterized by fever, muscle pain, fatigue, headache, chills, runny nose, sore throat, and cough. This infection is transmitted via droplets.  By getting the flu shot annually one can drastically decrease their chances of contracting this infectious disease or greatly lessen the severity of the flu if they still get it.

  • Zoster (Shingles) – This is a viral disease characterized by blisters and painful rashes. In addition to this people can experience muscle weakness, body aches, fever, chills, itching, and fatigue. This disease is spread through direct contact; getting vaccinated against this is recommended for most people ages 50 and up in order to help prevent the spread and transmission of shingles.

 

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – This viral disease usually affects moist areas of the body and the skin. Signs of a viral HPV infection include warts that can be found on the genitals, as well as hands and feet or other parts of the body. Transmitted through direct contact this disease may be prevented by a vaccination.

 

  • Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) – Pneumonia is an infection that is seen in the air sacs of the lungs. This infection can infect only one lung, or both at the same time. Symptoms include fever, chills, difficulty breathing, a severe cough, body pain, chest pain while coughing, etc. This condition is spread via respiratory droplets and may be prevented by a vaccination.

  • TdaP and Td,  (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis, or Tetanus alone) – Tetanus is a bacterial infection also known as lockjaw. It causes painful muscle contractions in the neck and jaw and may also be characterized by jerking, staring, difficulty swallowing, and painful spasms. Diphtheria is a bacterial infection of the nose and throat that has symptoms including ulcers or throat lining covered in a thick gray membrane, fever, pain, swelling, sore throat, and coughing. Pertussis (whooping cough) is an infection of the airway that starts off similar to a common cold, but then progresses into much worse symptoms like an uncontrolled cough that can lead to vomiting, fatigue, accumulation of mucus in the throat, and a high pitched tone of breathing. All 3 conditions can be transmitted via indirect contact, and all 3 conditions may be preventable with a single vaccination.

 

  • Meningococcal (meningitis) – Meningitis is a bacterial infection that attacks the lining of the brain. Symptoms include a stiff neck, fever, headache, and confusion. Meningitis is spread via indirect contact and can potentially be prevented via vaccination. 

References

References: 

  1. “Coronavirus.” World Health Organization, World Health Organization, www.who.int/health-topics
  2. “Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 .
  3. Jackie. “COVID-19 Vaccine.” Prowers Medical Center, Prowers Medical Center, 27 Apr. 2021, prowersmedical.com/covid-19-vaccine/. 
  4. Caliendao A, Hanson K. COVID-1: Diagnosis. In: Post TW, ed. UpToDate. UpToDate; 2021. Accessed August 26, 2021. https://www-uptodate-com
  5. Food and Drug Administration. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing Basics. Updated April 7, 2021. Accessed August 26, 2021. https://www.fda.gov
  6. Vincenzo. “The Lancet - COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy and Effectiveness-the Elephant (Not) in the Room.” Diarium Neminis, 4 June 2021, www.neminis.org
  7. Katella, Kathy. “Comparing the COVID-19 Vaccines: How Are They Different?” Yale Medicine, Yale Medicine, 26 Aug. 2021, www.yalemedicine.org

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