COVID-19 Vaccine

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Daniel's Pharmacy Vaccine Appointments

Use the following link to book an appointment at Pharmacy! Appointments are based on availability and vaccine supply.

-New Moderna and Pfizer Bivalent Booster appointments now available!

Daniel's Pharmacy: 4115 Pecan Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501

See the bottom of this page for frequently asked questions and instructions for the tests.

*Bivalent Booster Dose*

- The CDC has approved COVID-19 Bivalent Omicron-Specific Booster Doses

- Pfizer Bivalent Boosters approved for patients 12 years and older, 2 months after the last COVID shot

- Moderna Bivalent Boosters will be recommended 2 months after the last COVID shot for patients ages 18 and older

- Mixing and Matching booster doses is also approved

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Infant and Toddler COVID-19 Vaccine

Appointments for the new COVID-19 Vaccines for Children less than 5 years old are now available. Please note that Pharmacies are only allowed to immunize children as young as 3 years old. For children younger than 3 years old, please contact a pediatrician or doctor's office.

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Novavax vaccine available

The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is the latest approved COVID-19 Vaccine.

  • - Patient's 12 years and older
  • - Traditional vaccine (NOT mRNA)
  • - 2 Doses (3 - 8 weeks apart)

On-Site COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 vaccines are an essential tool we have to get back to "normal" life, and Pharmacy wants to help make it easier than ever!

Just like our incredible on-site Flu Shot Clinics, we are now offering a mobile solution to getting your office, school, apartment, or community a COVID-19 vaccine.

Pharmacy would bring all of the necessary equipment and supplies, collect electronic consent and sign-up forms ahead of time, and provide an efficient and enjoyable vaccination experience!


Preparing for your child's vaccine

We know that getting a shot can be a scary time for our children. There are ways that you can prepare and work with Pharmacy to make the process as smooth as possible.

Pfizer Vaccine for Kids

The FDA and CDC have approved the Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old! Pfizer created a unique product specifically for children 5-11, that is identified by an orange cap. Pharmacy uses this special formulation for our Pfizer appointments for this age group.

Booster Dose: Patients 5-11 years old can receive a booster dose 5 months after their last dose of a primary vaccine series (after 2nd dose, or after 3rd immunocompromised dose) Immunocompromised patients 5-11 years old, can get a third vaccine, to help boost the immune system at least 28 days after their second shot.

Appointments are based on availability and vaccine supply.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Ultra-Low Freezer Storage

Way back in September, we were already taking action to serve our community and the city of McAllen. We invested in an Ultra-Low Freezer that can achieve temperatures as low as -89 C, to prepare for storing certain COVID-19 Vaccines (Pfizer). Our ultra-low freezer is now installed in our pharmacy!

We've also been working for months to become a COVID-19 Provider though the Texas Department of State Health Services, been in contact with Pfizer and McAllen Public Health, so we can better educate the public, and we have logistics for immunizing on a large scale in-store, at multiple locations, and through mobile clinics. Initial distribution of the vaccine in Texas is through the Texas Department of State Health Services, and we want them to know that we are ready to serve the community, like we've done for the past 79 years! Since1941.

Pharmacists have traditionally been the only healthcare providers to be immunization certified and trained for decades. We have provided millions of vaccines over the years, and are the most accessible healthcare professional in the #usa.

Independent pharmacies are in cities big and small, have strong ties to local businesses and nursing homes, and want to see our communities heal and thrive.

About the Vaccine

How do mRNA vaccines work?

- Conventional vaccines like influenza, shingles, and pneumonia vaccines usually contain either an inactivated portion of a virus, a live viral vector, a protein subunit, or a virus-like particle. These are all considered antigens, which are recognized by the body as an infectious agent. By doing so, these vaccines stimulate the body's immune system to fight the infectious agent and be ready to provide a more rapid response if exposed to it again in the future.

- Unlike normal vaccines, an mRNA vaccine works by using your body's existing machinery: the cell's processes of making DNA, RNA, and eventually proteins! Rather than injecting a protein into the body, the vaccine inserts a messenger RNA (mRNA) sequence (the genetic sequence that contains directions for what molecules to build) which is coded to produce only a fragment of the disease-specific antigen for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

- Once produced within the body, the antigen will be recognized by your immune system, preparing it to fight the real virus if it is exposed to it in the future, without causing the actual disease. The body does this by making their own proteins, called antibodies, that can neutralize the antigen and the real virus if you ever get infected. Your body will also make memory cells that can produce antibodies at a much faster rate during future exposures.

COVID mRNA Vaccines vs. Traditional Vaccines:

Safety: Normal vaccines use either weakened or inactivated viral pathogens, which have a very low chance of causing disease, but are still potentially infectious. mRNA vaccines are not made with either, and do not last in our body’s genes to be passed on through cell replication. Rather, it's degraded by natural processes after making the antigen. In terms of adverse effects, mRNA vaccine sequences are designed to mimic those produced by mammalian cells to minimize the risk of immune reactions.

Effectiveness: Clinical trial results indicate that mRNA vaccines generate a strong immune response (Both Pfizer and Moderna’s leading COVID-19 vaccines have > 90% effectiveness) and are well-tolerated by most individuals. While Pfizer has not released official safety information, no serious side effects have appeared to date, and most adverse effects to vaccines occur within the first few weeks of vaccination.

Production Efficiency: mRNA vaccines have the advantage of being able to be produced in laboratories using DNA templates and standard vaccine materials. This makes it easier to make rather than having to use chicken eggs or mammalian cells, which takes months to grow, harvest, and purify. This is why mRNA vaccines can be produced several months faster than normal, and cost less than traditional vaccines!

Stability and Route of Administration: Because free mRNA is degraded quickly in our body, the mRNA strand is packaged into a larger particle to help stabilize it after injection. It also has particular storage requirements, which differs dependent on the vaccine:

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will need to be stored at -94 °F, and will degrade in around 5 days at normal refrigerator temperatures. However, Pfizer is developing shipping containers using dry ice to keep the vaccine stable during shipping, and healthcare facilities will use ultra-low freezers to store the vaccine before administration.

The Moderna vaccine can be maintained at regular freezer temperatures for up to 6 months, and up to 30 days after thawing in standard refrigerated conditions (36 to 46 °F).

Side effects: Both Pfizer and Moderna have reported vaccine side effects that are similar to mild COVID-19 or common flu symptoms, such as muscle pain, chills and headache (this is common to the Shingles vaccine as well, though muscle pain/vaccine site irritation is possible with all vaccines). Patients in both trials for the vaccines reported that they experienced high fever, body aches, headaches, daylong exhaustion and other symptoms after receiving the shots but that they resolved within a day.

If you have additional questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, feel free to call Pharmacy and discuss with a pharmacist.

Health Screening Services

We offer a variety of health screening and education for individuals and employers. Diabetes Education offers 10 hours of guided coaching.

Group & Business COVID-19 Testing

We are proud to offer convenient and full-service COVID-19 Solutions for your business, event, or group.

Compounding Services

Compounding provides an innovative pharmacists to customize medication for patients that struggle taking mass-produced medication..

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HIDALGO COUNTY


TLC Pharmacy & Medical Equipment #1

2120 E. Griffin Parkway

Mission, Texas 78572

Tel: (956) 581-5499

Fax: (956) 424-6652

TLC Pharmacy & Medical Equipment #2

1242 E. Business Hwy 83

Ste 7

Mission, Texas 78572

Tel: (956) 583-2700

Fax: (956) 583-2714

Divine Pharmacy

427 E. Duranta Ave #101

Alamo, Texas

Tel: (956) 287-4551

Fax: (956) 287-4420

Apple Pharmacy #1

2501 N.

23rd St B McAllen,

Texas 78501

Tel: (956) 627-6652

Fax: (956) 677-6608

Apple Pharmacy #2

810 E Veterans Dr. Ste J.

Palmview, Texas 78572

Tel: (956) 352-6485

Fax: (956) 352-6484

Apple Pharmacy #3

909 Business Park Dr. Ste 2

Mission, Texas 78572

Tel: (956) 424-6268

Fax: (956) 424-6258

Apple Pharmacy #6

1301 W. Sam Houston Ste B

Pharr, Texas 78577

Tel: (956) 782-1156

Fax: (956) 782-2115

Daniel's Pharmacy #1

4115 Pecan Blvd Ste C

McAllen, Texas 78501

Tel: (956) 627-4128

Fax: (956) 627-4416

Mario's Pharmacy

6201 S. Cage Blvd Ste 3

Pharr, Texas 78577

Tel: (956) 702-5050

Fax: (956) 702-5067

Apple Pharmacy #4

2010 S. Cynthia Ste 108

McAllen, Texas 78503

Tel: (956) 800-4215

Fax: (956) 800-4217

Apple Pharmacy #8

610 N. Smith Ave Ste 1

Hebbronville, TX 78361

Tel: (361) 231-7050

Fax: (361) 298-2323

Apple Pharmacy #9

4955 S. Jackson Rd

Edinburg, Texas 78539

Tel: (956) 393-2000

Fax: (956) 393-2010

Pro-Script Pharmacy Services

911 S. Airport Dr.

Weslaco, Texas 78596

Tel: (956) 969-3784

Fax: (956) 969-5937

CAMERON COUNTY


Apple Pharmacy #7

54 E Price Rd #2

Brownsville, Texas 78521

Tel: (956) 550-8908

Fax: (956) 550-8911

Lopez Pharmacy

5850 Ruban Torezz, Sr Blvd

Suite C-5 Brownsville,

Texas 78526

Tel: (956) 621-0290

Fax: (956) 621-1266

Complete RX Pharmacy

1885 E. Price Rd. Ste B

Brownsville, Texas 78521

Tel: (956) 554-3532

Fax: (956) 554-3549

BEE & ZAPATA COUNTY


TLC Pharmacy & Medical Equipment #3

200 S. Hillside Dr

Beeville, Texas 78102

Tel: (361) 362-9984

Fax: (361) 362-9923

Daniel's Pharmacy #2

408 N US-83 Suite B

Zapata, Texas 78076

Tel: (956) 265-9634

Fax: (956) 265-9588

WILLACY COUNTY


Pharmacy Station

640 S. Expressway 77 Ste 1

Raymondville, Texas 78580

Tel: (956) 690-4090

Fax: (956) 690-4210

BROOKS COUNTY


Falfurrias Family Pharmacy

202 W, Rice

Falfurrias, Texas 78355

Tel: (361) 325-2662

Fax: (361) 325-5177

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