Frequently Asked Questions

What COVID-19 vaccine boosters are available?

In September 2022, the CDC authorized updated (bivalent) COVID-19 boosters from both Pfizer and Moderna. Please visit the CDC website for additional information on boosters.

Does Bartell Drugs accept walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations?

Yes, walk-ins are welcome.

What will it cost to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Individuals will not be charged for the vaccine or its administration. The federal government will pay for the cost of the vaccine. Vaccine providers will be reimbursed for administering the vaccine by the patient’s insurance or by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) program for uninsured patients.

If I’ve scheduled an appointment through Bartell Drugs scheduler, what should I bring with me?

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • All insurance cards, including Medical and Pharmacy
  • If you have multiple insurers, please bring all cards
  • The latest version of your red, white and blue Medicare card

Regardless of insurance or Medicare status, please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Photo ID*

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of cost and available to all, whether you have insurance or are uninsured.

*You will not be turned away if you do not have a photo ID.

I didn’t receive an email confirmation for my appointment or have forgotten my appointment date/time. How do I find out when my appointment is?

Please call the Bartell Drug pharmacy where you scheduled your appointment. The pharmacy staff will be able to use your name to search and locate your appointment date/time.

Can children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, both Pfizer and Moderna have COVID-19 vaccines approved for children. Visit the CDC website for more details.
Please note that appointments can be scheduled for children ages 3-11 at select Bartell locations. A parent or guardian must book the appointment, sign a consent form on their behalf, and accompany them to their appointment.

I received my first dose of COVID vaccine at another facility. Can I get my second or a booster with Bartell Drugs?

Yes, you can get your second dose or a booster dose at Bartell’s if you received your first dose at another facility.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as another vaccine?

Yes. If you’d like to get another vaccine along with your COVID-19 vaccine, or if you are unsure if you need any other immunizations, talk to your pharmacist at your appointment.

COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Treatments

The FDA has authorized the use of two oral (pill) treatments for mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19:

  • Pfizer’s Paxlovid
    • Available to individuals 12+ within 5 days of testing positive who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death
  • Merck’s Molnupiravir
    • Available to individuals 18+ within 5 days of testing positive who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death

The treatment MUST be prescribed by a physician, nurse practitioner, advanced practice registered nurses, and physician assistants. Bartell pharmacists cannot prescribe either of these medications; please get tested and, if positive, talk to your doctor.

Neither of these treatments are substitutions for the protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines, but can help reduce severe disease and hospitalization. These drugs cannot be used for pre-exposure or post-exposure prophylaxis for prevention of COVID-19.

Prescription Pickup

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, for customers filling either of these prescriptions at Bartell’s, we encourage you to take advantage of our drive-thru window to pick up your prescription. If you are unable to pick up the medication yourself, the next best option is to send a negative-covid-tested member of your family through the drive-thru to pick up on your behalf. Many of our pharmacies have delivery options available as well.