We will update this FAQ as new information is received.
When will Lan Pharmacy get the vaccine?
Our pharmacy has limited stock of the vaccine, however, we are working on acquiring more vaccines for our consumers. As of now, we are distributing the Moderna vaccine to which booking appointments and waiting lists for group 1A are already available.
Which vaccine is available at Lan Pharmacy?
We are currently distributing the Moderna vaccine. The second dose of the vaccine is to be distributed 28 days from the first dose.
You will no longer need to book for your 2nd dose as we will book it on your first dose.
Who gets the vaccine?
As recommended by the healthcare department and government offices, we are distributing vaccines to group 1A, those who are at high risk of contracting the virus.
Booking appointments are available to the people belonging to group 1A:
- Emergency Medical Service Personnel
- Nursing Assistants
- Dental Hygienists
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Health Professions Students and Trainees
- Direct Support Professionals
- Clinical Personnel in School Settings or Correctional Facilities
- Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Cancer Chronic kidney disease
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2) Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Pregnancy Sickle cell disease
- Long-term care facility residents
- Health care personnel including, but not limited to: Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
- Persons aged 65 and older
- Persons aged 16-64 with high-risk conditions
How do I make an appointment?
Take note of the following to book an appointment with us:
- Complete the enrollment form.
- Wait for our call to book an appointment.
- For senior citizens, we have printed blank forms at the store that they can pick up, fill out, and drop off at the store.
- Please take note that we do not have the power to confirm or check on the status of your appointment requests.
- We will do everything to vaccinate as many people as we can safely and efficiently.
What do I need to do before my Appointment?
Before your appointment, please make sure to complete this checklist:
- Read the “Covid Prevaccination Checklist” and sign the first page.
- Read the Lan Pharmacy Notice of Privacy.
- Complete The “Covid 19 Screening and Consent Form”, sealed with your signature and the date.
- Make sure to have a photocopy of the following:
- Driver License or State ID
- Prescription Insurance Card
- Medical Insurance Card
- For Adult 65 and older: Medicare A and B card (event if you have an Advantage Plan)
- For health care or front-line workers: proof that you’re a healthcare or front-line worker (professional license or employment document)
Please come on time and wear a face mask before entering the pharmacy.
If you are sick, DO NOT COME FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. Please call our staff at 856-662-2700, so we can reschedule your appointment.
Should I get the vaccine?
Health organizations and professionals suggest everyone gets vaccinated. For any vaccine to be effective, 70% of the population needs to be vaccinated for the vaccine to work as planned. The safety of the vaccines to the masses is still under observation and we shall wait for ample information before administering the vaccine to all. Some groups that do not have enough data about the safety of the vaccine are: Children (under 16), people with severe allergies, women who are pregnant, many other preexisting conditions. We will advise any patient to wait for more information if we do not have the safety data to make an informed decision.
What are the potential side effects of the vaccine?
The health department is continuously monitoring the side effects of the vaccine. The most common side effects that primary recipients of the vaccine reported include:
- Pain, redness, & swelling around the injection site
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
Side effects may vary per person. Check the Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet for more details.
Will I still need to wear a mask and social distance after I receive the vaccine?
Until further notice from health officials, we recommend you continue observing safety precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe, even after getting the 2 doses of the vaccine. Research on the vaccine, its side effects, and its efficiency are still ongoing.
Will my insurance pay for it?
The COVID-19 Vaccine is made free for all by the government, regardless of your insurance plans.
- Sign-up with v-safe for check-up after your shot at v-safe (cdc.gov).
- Report side effects to help everyone learn more about the vaccine. You can report post vaccination side effects at Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) (hhs.gov).