COVID-19 Vaccinations & Boosters
Booster shots are available as well for those who have already had their primary series of COVID-19 vaccinations. Please bring your vaccination card with you.
COVID-19 vaccinations are no cost for those with insurance. For the uninsured, the federally funded program has ended. Come by the pharmacy or call for further information.
Please refer to the CDC website for the latest guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination. You can also give us a call at 575-263-2908 if you have any questions.
Pharmacy 575 uses an antigen COVID test. Results are typically available in under 30 minutes and can be delivered via text or email.
COVID-19 Protective Equipment
Even if fully vaccinated, safety precautions are an important extra defense against COVID-19.
For Business Owners
We are able to provide local businesses with necessary PPE for their employees, and can set up regular orders to refill as needed. We can also set up on-site vaccination and testing clinics.
COVID-19 can be asymptomatic in some people, meaning that you may be able to contract COVID-19 without having any noticeable symptoms as a result. However, those with symptoms typically experience fever, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, cough or fatigue.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, a COVID-19 test can determine whether you’ve been infected with COVID-19.
What are the differences between Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines?
Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use similar mRNA technology and are highly effective at preventing sympomatic COVID-19 disease. Side effects are also similar. The main difference is that each is produced and owned by a different pharmaceutical company, but the underlying vaccines are very similar.
However, there are still some slight differences, particularly with waiting times between doses, and specific studies may show small differences in effectiveness between the two.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine free?
COVID-19 vaccination is fully covered by all insurances. A federal program was in effect to pay for vaccination of the uninsured, but that program is currently no longer in operation. This would mean the uninsured would need to pay for COVID-19 vaccination out of pocket, but there may be other support options available. Call or come into the pharmacy to find out more.
Who is eligible for COVID-19 boosters?
Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines required two doses several weeks apart in order to be effective for preventing the contraction of COVID-19. Because the immunity provided has been observed to decline, the FDA approved additional booster shots to counter the waning immunity.
Best protection from COVID-19 comes from being up-to-date on vaccination and available boosters. Currently one booster is available for everyone over the age of 12, and a second booster is approved for people over the age of 50 or who are immunocompromised.
Please refer to the CDC website for the latest information on COVID-19 booster eligibility.
How reliable are COVID-19 tests?
Antigen tests are very reliable when administered by a professional closely following instructions. However, there is still the possibility of a false-negative. In cases where symptoms are observed or an exposure event is known to have occurred, a follow-up RT-PCR test may be recommended to confirm a negative result.
How long should someone quarantine if they have contracted COVID-19?
Currently the CDC recommends a minimum of five days of quarantine for those infected with COVID-19 or with suspected exposure. Following those five days, additional quarantine or safety precautions may be recommended depending on the specific situation and vaccination status.
Refer to the CDC website for the latest information on quarantine recommendations.
Are face masks and other PPE effective at preventing COVID-19?
Yes, the CDC currently recommends using PPE such as face coverings and gloves to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Specific types of PPE can vary in their effectiveness and the appropriate PPE should be used for your particular situation.
PPE is most vital in cases where groups of people are together in indoor settings.