Booking your COVID-19 Appointment at a Pharmacy

COVID-19 immunization program

To ensure fair access to all Islanders needing to be immunized and to prevent unnecessary wastage of vaccine doses, please only book your immunizations at ONE pharmacy location.

Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through a pharmacy?

Partner pharmacies are able to offer the Pfizer-BioNTech ComirnatyTM and Moderna SpikevaxTM vaccines to individuals 12 years of age and older.

If you have a health card please bring it with you to your appointment.

Where can I get the vaccine?

You can book an appointment with one of the following partner pharmacies to receive the vaccine. Please use the contact instructions provided when booking your appointment at a pharmacy. No walk-ins will be permitted.

Is Novavax Nuvaxovid available in pharmacies?

Novavax Nuvaxovid vaccine is now available to individuals 18 years of age and older in the following participating pharmacies:

Prince

  • Medicine Shoppe - 152 Poplar St, Alberton, call 902-853-4600 

Queens

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - 403 University Avenue, Charlottetown, call 902-892-3433
  • Cornwall Pharmasave - 25 Meadowbank Rd, Cornwall, call 902-629-6870

Kings

  • McKenna’s PharmaChoice - 50 Queens Road Montague, call 902-361-5050

Is Janssen/Johnson & JohnsonTM vaccine available in pharmacies?

Janssen/Johnson & Johnson™ vaccine is now available to individuals 18 years of age and older in the following participating pharmacy:

Summerside:

  • Medicine Shoppe - 54 Central St, Summerside, call 902-436-4436

Queens:

  • Murphy’s Queen Street Pharmacy- 418 Queen St Charlottetown, call 902-892-7633

Kings:

  • McKenna’s PharmaChoice - 50 Queens Road Montague, call 902-361-5050

Is AstraZeneca VaxzevriaTM available in pharmacies?

Anyone under 55 years of age who received the AstraZeneca VaxzevriaTM vaccine as their first dose will be contacted by the administering pharmacy with an appointment. PEI is recommending that an mRNA vaccine (either Moderna SpikevaxTM or Pfizer-BioNTech ComirnatyTM) be offered as a second dose for those who received AstraZeneca VaxzevriaTM as a first dose. Individuals are able to choose with AstraZeneca VaxzevriaTM if they are unable to receive an mRNA vaccine due to a contraindication, or based on personal choice.

The following pharmacies will continue to provide AstraZeneca VaxzevriaTM vaccine as a second dose on request based on availability:

When am I considered to be fully immunized?

You are considered fully immunized 14 days after you have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada or a combination of two different COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada; currently those are:

  • 2 doses of AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD

  • 2 doses of Novavax

  • 2 doses of Moderna

  • 2 doses of Pfizer

  • 2 doses of a combination of COVID-19 vaccines (AstraZeneca, COVISHIELD, Novavax, Moderna and Pfizer)

  • 1 dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

  • 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization but not approved by Health Canada (including Covaxin, Sinovac and Sinopharm)   

If you received 1 or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that's not approved by Health Canada and not authorized by the World Health Organization, you’re not considered fully vaccinated and need to complete one of the series above to be considered fully vaccinated.

PLEASE NOTE: If you prefer to get your vaccine at a pharmacy and already have an appointment booked at a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, please cancel your appointment at the clinic by calling 1-844-975-3303. It is important to cancel an unneeded appointment as soon as possible.

Partner pharmacies are listed below. Scroll down to find one near you!

Prince County

Kings County

Queens County

Published date: 
April 7, 2022