Welcome to the COVID-19 Vaccination Experience Assistance Program.

This program is intended to guide you through the waiting list and scheduling process. We have joined forces with local community pharmacies to notify you on updates to COVID-19 Vaccine availability and to facilitate a smooth process from Registration by Eligibility Phase, to Scheduling your Appointment, to streamlining the Screening and Consent process before you arrive at the Pharmacy for your vaccination.

Optional WeCare COVID memberships are available to provide you with additional peace of mind during your Covid-19 Vaccination journey.

The WeCare COVID Membership is NOT required to join the waiting list, schedule your appointment or to receive the vaccine.

Learn More about WeCare COVID Membership

Your Contribution of $15 to WeCare Covid comes with the following benefits:

  • Access to a Free Virtual Care Visit with a Board Certified Doctor ($75 value)
  • Additional Virtual Care visits are $10
  • 10% off Covid-19 Rapid Result Antigen and Antibody Testing
  • Pharmacy Savings Coupon (10% off OTC Products at Participating Network Pharmacies)
  • Drug savings program (coming soon)
  • COVID home test kits (coming soon)
  • Vaccination Confirmation Digital Wallet Card

* Membership valid until 12/31/2021

Learn More about the COVID Vaccine

The FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine will be available to select eligible populations including healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. COVID-19 vaccines are anticipated to be available to the general population sometime in 2021.

The CDC has outlined a three-phased approach for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. The federal government, working with the states, are prioritizing high-risk populations for initial distribution, with plans to expand access to the general population based on availability of adequate supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

Each state may adjust its vaccine allocation according to that specific state’s needs.

Phase 1a

  • Healthcare workers
  • Residents of long-term care facilities
  • Select populations based on varied state guidelines*

Phase 1b

  • People age 75+
  • Essential frontline workers (identified by the CDC)

Phase 1c

  • People ages 65–74
  • People ages 16–64 with chronic health conditions
  • Other essential workers

Phase 2

  • General population

Healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities and select populations have been deemed eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by the CDC. When vaccines are more widely available, there will be increased access to the broader population.

Vaccines have played an important role in protecting the health and safety of communities and nations throughout history. As a critical resource for care in our communities, Walgreens will remain focused on providing safe and convenient access to COVID-19 vaccines. Learn how the federal government is ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

According to the CDC and FDA, adverse reactions are usually mild to moderate in intensity and resolve within a few days. The most common adverse reactions reported after vaccination in clinical studies included:

  • Pain at injection site (84.1%)
  • Fatigue (62.9%)
  • Headache (55.1%)
  • Muscle pain (38.3%)
  • Chills (31.9%)
  • Joint pain (23.6%)
  • Fever (14.2%)
  • Injection site swelling (10.5%)
  • Injection site redness (9.5%)
  • Nausea (1.1%)
  • Malaise (0.5%)
  • Lymphadenopathy (0.3%)

Three types of COVID-19 vaccines are currently or soon will be undergoing clinical trials in the United States: mRNA, Protein subunit and vector. Each uses different technologies that recognize and protect us from COVID-19. The CDC provides further information here.

According to the CDC, the majority of COVID-19 vaccines will require two doses. The first shot will start building protection, and the second shot will help provide the most protection the vaccine offers. The waiting period between each dose will vary based on the manufacturer.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services states that people without health insurance or whose insurance does not provide coverage of COVID-19 vaccines can also get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.