What It Is

There are currently two COVID-19 Vaccines approved for Emergency Use in the United States, the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. Both vaccines contain genetic material known as mRNA, detailed instructions for cells on how to make a protein unique to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing the COVID-19 disease). While the cell's enzymes break down and dispose of the mRNA strand without it ever entering the cell's nucleus, the protein, displayed on the cell's surface, spurs the immune system to produce antibodies against infection from SARS-CoV-2.

Both vaccines are given as part of a 2-dosage injection series. The required time between injections is 21 days for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 28 days for the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are intramuscular, meaning that they are injected into the deltoid muscle. Elements Pharmacy will work with you to schedule both doses, ensure you receive doses of the same vaccine, and be available for any questions you might have regarding your vaccination process.

Elements Pharmacy is participating in a network that will gain access to federally allocated vaccine. We do not yet know whether we will be receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Moderna vaccine or both. As soon as we learn more, we will let you know.

How It Works

Elements Pharmacy is currently adding names to our vaccination list. You can sign up here, and we will stay in regular contact with you to provide updates on the status of vaccine distribution in our area.

Please understand that our ability to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public is dependent upon local government authorization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please speak with a pharmacist at Elements Pharmacy if you:
  • have any allergies, including a history of severe allergic reactions to vaccinations
  • have a fever
  • have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding
  • have received another COVID-19 Vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a webpage dedicated to informing patients about COVID-19 vaccines. Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

Click here to access a fact sheet for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and here to access a fact sheet for the Moderna vaccine.