Please read ALL directions below. This FAQ will be updated as new information is received. It was last updated on: 5/7/2021
Frequently Asked Questions
What vaccine will Horsham Square Pharmacy be given?
A: We will be getting the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You can choose which you prefer.
Should I get the vaccine?
Short answer – yes. For any vaccine to be effective, 70% of the population needs to be vaccinated for the vaccine to work as planned. Because all the vaccines are new, there is some data that will have to be reviewed. If anyone has a preexisting conditions or concerns, we will always lean on the side of caution until we have factual evidence it’s safe to administer. Some groups (as of now) that they 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. To stress again, 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 potential side effects of vaccine?
Side effects that have been reported with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine include:
Injection site reactions:
- Tenderness and swelling of the lymph nodes in the same arm of the injection
- Swelling (hardness)
General side effects:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Nausea and vomiting
Please see the Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet for more information about the vaccine.
Will my insurance pay for it?
The vaccine is free for patients. Most insurance (included Medicare Part B) will pay us for the administration of the vaccine. The vaccine is shipped to us at no cost and we cannot sell the vaccine. All patients are eligible for the vaccine and our hope is that each insurance will reimburse us fairly for our hard work, time, and effort involved from start to finish of administering this vaccine.
When would I get my second shot?
We have the Moderna vaccine in stock. Second shot is recommended at 28 days from first dose.
See links below for more information on the potential vaccines.
Will I still need to wear a mask and social distant after I receive the vaccine?
Yes! Until public health officials tell us otherwise, you will still need to follow the guidance put out by the County, State, and Federal government. There is ongoing research to see if someone who is vaccinated and protected can still transmit the disease.
Where will the Vaccine be given?
The vaccine will be given at our pharmacy.
Checklist before your Appointment
- Read the “Covid Prevaccination Checklist” and sign the first page.
- Complete The “Covid 19 Screening and Consent form” sign and date
- Make sure to have a photocopy of the following:
- Driver License, State ID, or Passport.
- Medical and Prescription Insurance Card.
- Proof of healthcare or frontline workers (professional license or employment document)
Please come on time and wear a face mask or face covering before entering the pharmacy.
If you are sick, DO NOT COME FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. Please call our staff, so we can reschedule your appointment.
Post Vaccine Resources
- Sign-up with v-sage 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)