Does Premier Drugstore have the Monkeypox vaccine?
No, we do not have the monkeypox vaccine. There are two monkeypox vaccines in the United States, but no doses have been distributed to retail pharmacies in Georgia. Distribution of the vaccine is controlled by state and federal officials. Information on monkeypox vaccine distribution numbers can be found here. As of 9/14/2022, the State of Georgia has been allocated 53,542 monkeypox vaccine doses and has requested and received 31,642 doses.
Does Premier Drugstore perform COVID testing?
No, Premier Drugstore does not perform COVID testing. We usually have some at-home rapid COVID testing kits for sale in the store. You can order FREE COVID-19 At-home Tests on our website here.
Does Premier Drugstore give COVID shots in the store?
Yes, Premier Drugstore currently gives COVID vaccines in the store on Mondays through Fridays from 9am-5pm and on Saturdays from 9am-12:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome. We currently do not make appointments.
How much does a COVID shot cost?
COVID shots are no longer covered by the US Government. HRSA had stated that April 5, 2022 would be the deadline to bill free COVID shots but our ability to bill them was shut off with no warning by HRSA’s claim processor on March 30, 2022. We are awaiting guidance on how to get paid for the work we already performed and where uninsured persons can get free COVID shots in the future. We still give COVID shots for no charge even if uninsured. You can also get a COVID vaccine from the health department. To find out how you can help, click here.
What do I need to bring and do I need an appointment for a COVID vaccine?
Please bring your state issued ID, your insurance card if you have one, and your CDC Vaccination Card if you have previously had a COVID vaccine. We are required to ask for those items.
Can I get a flu shot and COVID shot at the same time?
Yes, the CDC states that it is perfectly fine to get a flu shot and COVID shot at the same time. They can even be given in the same arm if given at least 1 inch apart.
When can I get my COVID booster shot?
See if you are up to date on your COVID shots by clicking here. The info and guidance changes frequently and the most up-to-date info can be found there.
Please note: The CDC no longer allows us to give J&J as a booster shot. Boosters must be Pfizer or Moderna. Novavax has filed for approval as a booster and has been approved in many countries as a booster but not in the US yet.
More info for immunocompromised people can be found at the CDC website.
Does Premier Drugstore have the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine?
We have the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in stock and can give them to adults 18+ who have not had any COVID vaccines so far. It is not approved as a booster yet.
Does Premier Drugstore have the Omicron-specific COVID vaccine?
We have the Moderna and Pfizer Omicron-specific vaccines IN STOCK and have started giving them out. Supplies are limited. They can be given as a booster if the primary series has already been completed and it has been at least two months since the person’s last COVID shot.
Does Premier Drugstore have Paxlovid?
No, we do not currently stock Paxlovid. You can read more about it here.
How do I get my prescriptions transferred to Premier Drugstore?
Transfers are easy! Gather your prescriptions bottles together and then call the store at 770-635-8509. Select the option to speak to a pharmacy staff member, and the staff member will ask you for the info they need off of your prescription bottles. Alternatively, you can submit an online request for transfers.
Does Premier Drugstore do deliveries?
Yes, Premier Drugstore offers delivery for local customers for a small fee. Call for more information.
How long does it take for Premier Drugstore to fill a prescription?
Typically, the wait at Premier Drugstore is very short compared to the retail pharmacy chains and grocery stores. Most people are serviced in a matter of minutes. Some compounded prescriptions can be completed the same day. Most compounded medications will require 24-72 hours notice.
Does Premier Drugstore offer custom compounding of medications?
Yes, Premier Drugstore offers non-sterile compounding of capsules, creams, ointments, gels, troches, liquids, and suppositories. Premier Drugstore does not offer sterile compounding of injectable drugs. We ask for 48 hours notice on most compounded prescriptions.
Does Premier Drugstore accept my insurance?
Premier Drugstore accepts a large number of insurances including all Georgia Medicaid plans and many Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans. However, due to increased fees and decreased reimbursement from some Medicare plans, we have had to stop accepting a small number of Medicare plans. We only ever decline to be contracted with an insurance company if the insurance company is not willing to at least pay us the cost of the drugs we dispense. So, if we do not accept your insurance, that is because your insurance company refuses to reimburse the pharmacy at least the cost of the drugs. We are in a large buying group that offers the same buying power as large chains, so we are already getting the best prices available on medications.
We currently accept almost all commercial plans, which means if you are insured through your work, we probably accept your insurance. To find out if we accept your prescription insurance, call us at 770-635-8509.
Does Premier Drugstore offer bubble-packaging of prescription medicine filled at other pharmacies such as a mail order pharmacy?
Premier Drugstore does not offer bubble-packaging for medications filled at other pharmacies. Current regulations require so much paperwork for repackaging of medications from another pharmacy that it is not possible for Premier Drugstore to repackage medications in bubble-packaging for customers. This is an example of the government regulating a service out of business.
Does Premier Drugstore offer bubble-packaging of prescription medicine filled at Premier Drugstore?
Due to the rising costs of goods but decreasing reimbursement rates from PBMs and insurance companies, we have been unable to find a way to continue to offer this service without passing on a prohibitively large cost to the consumer. Therefore, we no longer offer this service to new customers.