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Digital Vaccine Record

Access your free Digital Vaccine Record™ to show proof of vaccination for travel, events, and more! If you received your COVID-19 immunization at a Safeway pharmacy or clinic, you can easily download and save your Digital Vaccine Record in three ways:

Option 1: After you’ve completed your vaccine series or booster, look for an email from Albertsons Patient Care with a link to your personal Digital Vaccine Record.

Option 2: Text the word “Record” to 1-844-590-0015 using your mobile device. The mobile device must be the same phone number on file with your local pharmacy.

Option 3: Visit www.safeway.com/MyVaccineRecord. You will be prompted to verify your identity. You will receive a confirmation text at the mobile number entered if it matches your pharmacy records. You must acknowledge this confirmation on your mobile device to retrieve the vaccine record.

More information about the Digital Vaccine Record format

  -  The QR Code has been updated to use a more widely-recognized Smart Health Card format that can be used standalone or imported into Common Pass.

  -  You can download the new Digital Vaccine Record from your device into Apple Wallet or Google Pay.

Vaccines & Boosters

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot?

All Albertsons Companies pharmacies offer COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots.

When can I get a COVID booster?

Most individuals 5+ are eligible for a booster dose five months after completing their 2nd dose. However, immunocompromised individuals are eligible for an additional booster three months after their 3rd dose. Anyone 50+ or 12+ and immunocompromised or received Janssen COVID-19 vaccine as their first dose and booster dose is now recommended to receive a 2nd booster vaccination of Pfizer or Moderna four months after their 1st booster.

Can I get a 2nd COVID booster?

You are recommended to receive a second booster shot of Pfizer or Moderna 4 months after your first booster if:

  • You are 50+
  • You are 18-49 and received Johnson & Johnson as your first dose and booster dose
  • You are 12+ and immunocompromised

Which COVID vaccines are offered at Safeway pharmacy?

All Safeway pharmacies are federal partners and offer the vaccines supplied by the federal government, including Pfizer and Moderna.

How long does the COVID-19 vaccine last?

Data has not been published on the persistence of booster doses, so that length of time is currently unknown. However, studies have shown that vaccine efficacy wanes over time.

Are Safeway pharmacy COVID vaccines FDA approved?

Yes. Our pharmacy only uses vaccines approved for use under an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Are there side effects to the COVID-19 vaccine?

All vaccines have side effects, which vary from person to person. Some of the most common side effects are fever, injection site pain, swelling and/or redness, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills and nausea.

Can I make an appointment for a COVID vaccine or booster at Safeway pharmacy?

Yes, all eligible individuals can schedule an appointment online.

How do I reschedule or cancel my appointment at Safeway pharmacy?

Use the link in your confirmation email or text message to reschedule or cancel your appointment.

How do I schedule my second dose at Safeway pharmacy?

You can use the online scheduler to make your appointment.

Can I get my COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other vaccines at Safeway pharmacy?

Yes, since there is no interaction between the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, it is safe and effective to get multiple vaccines in one appointment.

Is the COVID vaccine available for kids at Safeway pharmacy?

Yes, kids aged 5+ are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines and boosters by appointment.

Testing

Where can I get a rapid COVID test?

You can shop for at-home COVID-19 tests at any pharmacy location and select stores without a pharmacy.
You can also schedule a proctored COVID-19 molecular (NAAT) test, available at most of our pharmacies for $99 for asymptomatic patients only.

How long does it take to get COVID-19 test results at Safeway pharmacy?

The proctored service provides electronic results in as little as 20 minutes.

What is the cost of COVID-19 testing at Safeway pharmacy?

The proctored molecular COVID-19 test costs $99, and we are currently unable to bill your insurance directly for this service.

How can I buy an at-home COVID-19 test at Safeway pharmacy?

At-home COVID-19 tests can be purchased in-store, online or through our mobile app for DriveUp & Go or delivery. At-home COVID-19 tests are kept at or near the pharmacy area. If you have prescription drug coverage, stop by the pharmacy to see if you can get at-home COVID-19 tests through your insurance at a $0 out of pocket cost. Most insurance companies are covering up to 8 at-home COVID-19 tests every month.

What is a NAAT COVID test vs. an antigen test?

A Nucleic Acid Amplification Test, or NAAT, is a type of viral diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. NAATs detect genetic material (nucleic acids). NAATs for SARS-CoV-2 specifically identify the RNA (ribonucleic acid) sequences that comprise the genetic material of the virus. A PCR test is a type of NAAT test.

Antibody tests detect viral proteins, and function best when more of the virus is present in the sample, so they may fail to detect the presence of the virus in mild or asymptomatic cases. NAAT tests accurately detect even a small amount of the virus in the body, decreasing the chance of a false negative, and the associated risk of spreading the virus.

Is a NAAT test the same as a PCR test?

There are many ways a COVID-19 sample may be analyzed to determine if it is positive or negative. When a sample is analyzed using Polymerase Chain Reaction, it is referred to as a PCR test. A PCR test is just one type of NAAT test available in the US today. Said another way, all PCR tests are NAAT tests, but not all NAAT tests are PCR tests.

How can I schedule a COVID-19 in-store test at Safeway pharmacy?

If you are asymptomatic, you can schedule an appointment.

Which Safeway pharmacy rapid COVID test is best for travel?

Most countries require a proctored test, which means it was supervised by a healthcare professional to validate the results. The CUE Molecular COVID-19 test service is approved for travel to most countries. Before making an appointment, please check with your destination to ensure this test is appropriate.

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