**This information will be updated frequently as guidelines from the CDC and Department of Health change**
Hartzell's Pharmacy is currently providing Spikevax® (Moderna) 2023-2024 Formulation.
In mid-September the FDA and CDC approved Spikevax (Moderna) and Conmiraty (Pfizer-BioNTech) COVID-19 vaccines for administration this fall and winter. This 2023-2024 formulation is recommended for everyone aged 5 years and older to get 1 dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
This vaccine replaces the Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which are no longer recommended and available in the United States. The new formulation is focused on more recent and current circulating strains that have a higher incidence of causing severe disease. This is very similar to how a flu vaccine is updated every year to match the circulating strain.
The COVID-19 vaccine is no longer federally subsidized, and providers such as Hartzell's now purchase it privately. Vaccines are still covered by insurance, including private insurance, Medicare plans, and Medicaid plans. Patients will be asked to have their insurance cards presented prior to receiving the vaccine.
Uninsured children and uninsured adults would either have to pay for the vaccine or find a provider enrolled in Vaccine for Children Program and/or Bridge Access Program to receive federally covered vaccines at no or little charge. You can find a Bridge Access Program provider by visiting www.vaccines.gov and searching by zip code for a Bridge Access Program provider.
In-store and Curbside options are available for all vaccines. If you prefer a curbside appointment, please call the pharmacy when you arrive.
Covid-19 Testing now available at Hartzell's Pharmacy!
We are offering Covid-19 testing Curbside Only. The test is a saliva PCR and will be sent to a lab for results (No nasal swab required!). Most results are available within 48 hours (however please note that delays can be expected due to shipping carrier shortages and delays). Most tests are covered by insurance or the HRSA uninsured fund if you are symptomatic or have been in contact with a Covid-19 positive individual.
To register for your Covid-19 test, click below.
Once you are registered, come to the pharmacy during normal business hours, remain in your car and call our Curbside line 610-264-1997. Our staff will be out to assist you with your test.
If you have any questions regarding the testing please call us at 610-264-5471.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition. It can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.
What Is Prediabetes?Prediabetes is a blood glucose (sugar) level that is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. One in three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not even know they have it. If you have prediabetes and do not lose weight or do moderate physical activity, you can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
Am I at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if you: Are 45 years of age or older; Are overweight; Have a family history of type 2 diabetes; Are physically active fewer than three times per week; or Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth toa baby that weighed more than 9 pounds. If you think you may be at risk, a health care provider can do a blood test to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes.
Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?Yes! Hearing your doctor say, “You’re at risk for type 2 diabetes,” or “You have prediabetes,” means that you can start preventing type 2 diabetes today. And you do not have to do it alone. If you have prediabetes, now is the time for prevention. Hartzell's Pharmacy Diabetes Prevention Program can help you take charge of your health to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.