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    Thank you for doing your part in the fight against COVID-19! Rite Aid is proud to play a role in helping protect you and your community.

    What to bring to your appointment

    We want your experience to be as quick and comfortable for you as possible. To aid your pharmacist in administering your vaccination, please bring all of the following that apply to you:


    •  All insurance cards, including Medical and Pharmacy
    •  The latest version of your red, white and blue Medicare card
    •  Identification (such as driver's license or other issued ID)
    •  Vaccine Administration Record if you have one


    Post-COVID-19 Vaccine symptom relief checklist 


    Side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine such as pain, discomfort, fever, or itchiness are normal. Your Rite Aid pharmacist can help answer any questions about your COVID-19 vaccination or products that can relieve symptoms.







    Pain & Fever

      After your appointment, take over-the-counter pain relievers / fever reducers like   ibuprofen or







    Find itch relief with an






    Stay hydrated with an electrolyte selection






    Arm Discomfort

    Reduce discomfort with a cool compress or cold pack




    Call your doctor if redness or tenderness in the injection area worsens after 24 hours, or if side effects last more than a few days. If you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction, seek immediate medical care by calling 911. Here’s more information from the CDC about what to do if you have an allergic reaction.


    5 things you should know for the day of your appointment




    Check in at the store’s designated COVID-19 vaccination area. We ask that you do not check in until 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment.




    Remember to wear your mask and maintain social distancing during your appointment and for the duration of your time in the store!




    Be sure to eat a nutritious meal and hydrate before your appointment to potentially lessen any side effects on the day of your vaccination.



    An important note about over-the-counter pain relievers: Please do not take pain relievers for the purpose of preventing vaccine side effects before your appointment as it may impact the effectiveness of the vaccine.



    You will need to remain in a waiting area for 15 minutes after you receive the vaccine so we can monitor you for rare potential allergic reactions to the vaccine.


    More information about your vaccine


    Multiple COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for administration in the United States. For more information about the development and authorization of your specific COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the FDA and CDC websites.




    Protect your friends & family

    We’re all eager to get back to normal life and see our friends and family. But until then, we can keep following the healthy habits we developed before getting vaccinated – and encourage others to do the same!


    Wear A Mask





    Avoid Crowds





    Stay at least 6 feet away





    Wash your hands often



    Get a COVID-19 test on your time.


    We offer at-home rapid COVID-19 tests.


    Track your progress with v-safe


    V-Safe is a smartphone tool, developed by the CDC, to make sure you’re continuing to feel healthy for the months following your appointment. Check-ins take less than five minutes and will inform experts studying the vaccine.

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    • Eligibility and availability updates in your state
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