COVID Vaccine - Here to help

 

Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy is proud to be one of the first retailers in the state to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to the communities we serve. We ask for your patience as our pharmacies are working diligently to administer the vaccine as supplies become available.

Please understand it may take some time before you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

We have temporarily suspended our COVID-19 vaccine waiting list in Texas due to the limited availability of the vaccine at this time. Texas adults are encouraged to seek out a vaccination hub and register to receive a vaccine there. Click here for a list of vaccination hubs in Texas.

To be added to the Brookshire Brothers waiting list in Louisiana, sign up here.

Please limit phone calls to your local pharmacy regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and check here for the most up-to-date information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be vaccinated now?

Texas residents

  • All adults over the age of 18 for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • All adults over the age of 16 for the Pfizer vaccine 

Louisiana residents

  • Individuals aged 18-64 (or 16+ for Pfizer vaccine only) with at least one of the conditions listed by the CDC as placing them at an “increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.” 
    • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
    • Cancer
    • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Chronic liver disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Down Syndrome
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
    • Hypertension or high blood pressure
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    • Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
    • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30kg/m2 or higher but < 40kg/m2)
    • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
    • Severe neurologic conditions such as dementia
    • Severe obesity (BMIC >40kg/m2)
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Smoking
    • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
    • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Important: Persons with above medical conditions should be instructed to complete the Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form.

State of Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Risk Factor Self-Attestation Form

  • Any staff working in congregate facilities (such as prisons/jail staff, shelter staff, dorm staff, rehab/detox center staff, group home staff)
  • Persons ages 65 years or older.
  • Teachers and any other support staff working onsite in K-12 schools or daycare
  • Teachers and staff actively working onsite should bring their employee badge or paystub
  • All pregnant persons, regardless of age
  • Providers/staff of Nonemergency Medical Transportation Services (NEMT), to be added to the currently eligible “ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff” category
  • Election workers (poll workers) assigned to work the March and April 2021 elections whom carry a letter stating they have been selected, along with their ID.
  • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
  • Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Community care clinic providers and staff
  • Behavioral health providers and staff
  • Dialysis providers and recipients
  • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
  • Dental providers and staff
  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSP’s) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
  • Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools
  • Louisiana Unified Command Group and essential COVID response personnel (requires prior designation by state authorities)
  • Police and other first responders
  • State legislators

What steps should I follow to be vaccinated?

At this time, we are not accepting names for our COVID-19 vaccine waiting lists in Texas due to the limited availability of the vaccine. Texas residents are encouraged to seek out a nearby vaccination hub and register to receive their vaccine there. Click here for a list of vaccination hubs in Texas.

What to bring:

  • Prescription insurance card, if you are insured
  • Driver’s license or social security card
  • Health care workers should bring an employer-issued badge or identification card
  • Vaccine Consent form and Patient Profile Form

*Vaccine availability differs by location. Some locations may experience longer wait times depending on demand and the varying sizes of first-priority groups. 

How can I schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine?

When vaccine supplies are more readily available, our pharmacy staff will continue to work its way through our extensive waiting list and will call individuals to schedule an appointment.

Please be aware that it may be several weeks before you receive a phone call to schedule your appointment. 

What if I need my second dose of the vaccine?

When receiving your first dose of the vaccine, your pharmacist should schedule your appointment for the second dose to be administered. If you don't have an appointment, call the pharmacy where you received your first dose.

Do you accept walk-in appointments?

No, our pharmacies are not accepting walk-in appointments at this time. 

Does the vaccine cost anything?

There is no cost to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Those with insurance should bring their prescriptions insurance information with them for billing of the administration fee. Those without insurance will need to provide their driver’s license.