COVID-19 Vaccine

Ely Drugs has been approved to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public. We have completed the necessary CDC processes, paperwork and training to safely administer the vaccine. We are currently waiting for our shipment of the vaccine to arrive. Please continue to watch our website and Facebook page for updated information.

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Ely Drugs is following the CDC’s phased distribution schedule to administer the COVID-19 vaccination.

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination?

Phase 1A

  • Long term care facilities

  • Assisted living facilities

  • Health care personnel

Phase 1B

  • First responders

  • Anyone over the age of 70

  • K-12 school personnel

Phase 1C

  • Anyone older than 60

  • Anyone older than 16 with the highest risk of having health problems from the virus

  • All essential workers

Phase 2

  • Anyone 40 and older

Phase 3

Anyone 16 or older

Phase 4

Kids 16 and younger

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If you fall into one of these groups, we recommend contacting your public health department for more information. Check our website and Facebook page frequently for updates.

We anticipate vaccines to be available for the general population in the Spring of 2021. As soon as the vaccine is available, you will need to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccination. You will also need to provide your insurance information and photo ID.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What safety measures will Ely Drugs be taking when administering COVID-19 vaccines?

A: In accordance with the CDC, we’re taking health and safety measures including physical distancing and personal protective equipment in our stores including mask wearing.

Q: What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

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

Q: How many shots of COVID-19 vaccine are required?

A: 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.

Q: Is the COVID-19 vaccine at Ely Drugs free?

A: 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.

Further Information

In the event of a discrepancy between the information on elydrugs.com and the CDC website, please follow CDC’s guidance.

*Ely Drugs is following CDC guidelines to provide safe access to COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines will be subject to availability and restrictions may apply.

Visit the CDC for the latest information about COVID-19 vaccines: