Covid-19 Updates – Vaccine & Testing Info
Our team at Hershey Pharmacy & Gift Shop has been working diligently with the PA Department of Health and the CDC to provide our community with access to the COVID-19 Vaccine from Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen. Since the beginning of 2021, we have administered over 80,000 vaccines to members of the local healthcare community, nursing home residents and staff, and friends and families across Central PA. We are excited to continue providing the COVID-19 Vaccine to our community at our friendly, safe, and efficient clinics.
** Current CDC guidelines – Everyone (5+ years of age) is currently recommended to receive a dose of the updated monovalent MRNA vaccines from Pfizer (COMIRNATY) or Moderna (Spikevax), provided it has been more than two months since your previous dose.
CDC suggests that children aged 6 mos – 4 years may need more than one dose. Additionally, anyone who is moderately or severely immunocompromised may need more than one dose.
Additional 3-11 info: (1) Please be aware that our pharmacy staff is only allowed to provide IM injections via arm. If your child requires/prefers having vaccinations done in the thigh, you’ll have to take them to an alternate clinic as we aren’t allowed to do that. (2) Unlike a pediatric office appointment, our clinics are not private 1-on-1 sessions. If your child requires additional assistance/restraint, you need to be able to help us facilitate that in an efficent manner.
Once you have scheduled your appointment, print and fill out the Consent & Screening form prior to arriving at your scheduled appointment by following these links: Consent & Screening Form.
Bring copies of your Medicare medical card, medical insurance card, prescription insurance card, and state issued photo ID, or the actual cards to be copied at the clinic.
AGES 18+: Follow this link to view and book available Vaccine appointments: 18+ Vaccine Booking Page
AGES 12-17: Follow this link to view and book available Vaccine appointments: 12-17 Vaccine Booking Page
AGES 3-11: Follow this link to view and book available Vaccine appointments: 3-11 Vaccine Booking Page
Concierge PCR Testing at Hershey Pharmacy & Gift
What is a PCR test?
PCR means polymerase chain reaction. It’s a test to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. The test detects the presence of a virus if you have the virus at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of the virus even after you are no longer infected.
Our PCR testing is available by appointment only. We DO NOT offer walk-in testing. You can book appointments at the link below. If no appointments show as available for your desired timeframe, please understand the demand is VERY high at present and they’re all booked. Please check back periodically to see when new appointment slots open.
Our PCR testing for Covid-19 (Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) is done via a nasopharyngeal swab. Samples can be collected in the comfort of your car by one of our staff. Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time and call 717-534-1300 to let us know you have arrived. Do not come into the pharmacy for your appointment.
Standard PCR Testing – Our Standard PCR testing will be turned around in 24-48 hrs, often the same day, for all samples taken M-F between 9am-4pm. Standard PCR testing is $175.00.
More information on the rollout of the Coronavirus Vaccine in Pennsylvania, including eligibility, can be found on the PA Department of Health’s website by following this link: Vaccine (pa.gov)
More information on the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Recipients: Vaccine Recipient Overview | Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (EUA) (modernatx.com)
More information on the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Recipients: The Facts About Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine | Pfizer