Man receives a vaccine for COVID-19.

Bivalent COVID-19 boosters available at UK Retail Pharmacies

UK Retail Pharmacies started offering bivalent COVID-19 booster shots on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are being offered. 

The bivalent booster shots were recently approved by the CDC and are encouraged for anyone age 12 and up who has completed their original COVID-19 vaccination series at least two months ago. Anyone age 6 months and older who has not yet completed the original COVID vaccination series may request to receive the monovalent vaccine now.  

The bivalent vaccines, or updated boosters, contain two messenger RNA (mRNA) components of SARS-CoV-2 virus, one of the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the other one in common between the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. 

Vaccinations will be available at five UK Retail Pharmacy locations and the UK PharmacistCare Clinic at Fountain Court, although hours will vary.  

To request a vaccination appointment, visit ukhealthcare.uky.edu/covid-19/vaccine and click the blue “Request a Vaccine” button. Please allow 1-2 days after submitting your request to receive the email inviting you to sign up for an appointment. 

The Turfland and Kentucky Clinic retail pharmacy locations and the UK PharmacistCare Clinic at 245 Fountain Court will accept walk-ins as capacity allows.  

Flu vaccinations are also available at our pharmacies and may be received at the same time as COVID shots. If you would like a flu vaccination in addition to your COVID shot, please just let the pharmacist know when you arrive for your appointment.  

Vaccination hours for the pharmacy locations are:  

  • Kentucky Clinic Retail Pharmacy: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – Noon.  Walk-ins accommodated when possible. 

  • Chandler Retail Pharmacy: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. By appointment only. 

  • University Health Retail Pharmacy: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk-ins will be accommodated when possible, but appointments are strongly encouraged. 

  • Good Samaritan Retail Pharmacy: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Appointment only. 

  • Turfland Clinic Retail Pharmacy, 2195 Harrodsburg Road: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk-ins accepted. 

  • UK Pharmacist Care Clinic, 245 Fountain Court, Room 220: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Walk-ins accepted. 

UK students, staff and faculty who wish to receive their COVID and/or flu vaccinations at the UK Gatton Student Center, may sign up here.  

For questions about UK Retail Pharmacies’ PharmacistCare services, including additional available vaccines, or to request an appointment, visit ukhealthcare.uky.edu/PharmacistCare  or call 859-562-2018

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This content was produced by UK HealthCare Brand Strategy.