Tarrytown Pharmacy, in conjunction with Tarrytown Expocare, have been working hard with the Texas State Department of Health to plan and organize booster dose clinics for the IDD community across Texas. We have met with all of the various State Health Departments across the state and are ready to move to the next stage before the clinics begin in the coming weeks!
We will be providing booster doses through state-wide, drive-thru vaccination clinics to the IDD community, caregivers, and staff members. We believe a booster dose is an important additional layer of protection from COVID-19.
Tarrytown Pharmacy will offer the Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at all clinics this time around. This decision is based on the strong data currently available and the approval from the CDC and FDA for mixing and matching vaccine types for boosters. We believe that the Moderna vaccine booster will offer the best protection for those immunized at our previous vaccine clinics. Anyone who received the J&J vaccine at least 2 months ago will be eligible, as well as anyone who received the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago.
We are excited to offer these clinics again this fall as a safe, efficient, and convenient way to immunize our IDD community! Please read the important information below about how to sign-up, important dates, and frequently asked questions.
Updated Schedule of Boosters & Addresses
Who Can Get Immunized?
IDD Individuals, Caregivers, Staff, and others involved in the IDD community
How Can I Sign-Up?
You will be sent a sign-up link specific to your associated organization (PPAT, PACSTX, TX Council of Community Services), in order to sign-up patients for a vaccine at one of the drive-thru events.
During the sign-up you can select the city location where you would like to receive your vaccine.
Deadlines for Sign-Ups
For clinics held between Monday November 15th and Friday November 19th:
- Sign-Ups due by Thursday November 11th at 5 PM
For clinics held between Monday November 30th and Thursday December 9th
- Sign-Ups due by Friday November 19th at 5 PM
Clinic Dates and Locations
Clinic times will be decided based on number of sign-ups per city, and you will have ample notification of clinic times
There will be NO clinics taking place between Monday, November 22nd through Monday, November 29th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Why are you giving the Moderna vaccine when we previously received the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine? Is it safe to mix and match the vaccines?
A: We originally offered the J&J vaccine at our first vaccination clinics in the spring because of the convenient nature of the one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The J&J vaccine has continued to be shown as a safe and effective vaccine, however, the current data shows that getting the Moderna booster may provide a higher and longer lasting level of immunity. The CDC has approved mixing and matching vaccines for the booster doses after evaluating its safety and efficacy.
Q: Where will the clinics be located?
A: Tarrytown Pharmacy is going to come to the cities and clinic sites that had the highest number of participants in the spring immunization clinics.
Q: Did I have to receive my COVID-19 vaccination through a Tarrytown Pharmacy clinic originally in order to receive the booster?
A: No! Anyone who received the J&J vaccine at least 2 months ago or has received the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago is eligible to get a Moderna booster dose at our clinic.
Q: Can I get my 1st or 2nd dose of the vaccine at the clinic?
A: Yes, you may get a 1st or 2nd dose of the Moderna vaccine at our clinics. The 2nd dose must be at least 28 days after your 1st dose.
Q: How do I collect consents?
A: The consent piece of the sign-up is in the online sign-up. When they are signing up their patients (and there needs to be a sign-up for each individual getting the shot).
When signing-up the person, our form asks who is providing consent. If someone can provide their own consent they can type their name to “online sign”
If someone can’t consent on their own, each provider can either get a verbal consent from the guardian, or if they’ve already collected consent another way, they can document it in the online form as well.