A Shot in the Arm


ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS. - Local Good Neighbor Bayshore Pharmacy Cards & Gifts and Middletown Family Pharmacy of Belford are preparing an increase in their scheduled hours of vaccinations to include the additional Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, pharmacist Richard Stryker, R.Ph. announced this week.

"As part of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy network, a family of locally owned, locally loved independent pharmacies, we are your partner in health and we are ready to deliver the vaccinations safely following all CDC guidelines," Stryker said.

He continued that all local, independent pharmacists are trained to administer vaccines. In 2020, these front-line workers provided protection against influenza, shingles, and whooping cough to a record number of patients. "We are ready to continue our commitment to patient care as we administer the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to our community of family, friends and neighbors," Stryker continued.

Bayshore Pharmacy hosting vaccine clinics beginning this week for those patients who received the vaccine at least six months ago with the first two doses of Pfizer. At this time, the pharmacies are waiting to hear from the Centers for Disease Control about additional booster shots for the Moderna and the Johnson and Johnson vaccines. As the local area pharmacies began vaccinating in the spring with direct shipments from the Federal Network, they offered the Moderna, Pfizer and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine daily to their community. “The Covid-19 vaccine has shown outstanding results, and there will surely be an unprecedented demand for the booster shots”, according to Brian Harris, Pharm.D of Middletown Family Pharmacy. “We ask for everyone’s patience as we continue our vaccinations throughout the fall.”

The vaccine will be administered at no cost to the patient. Please schedule your appointment on the store websites below. With questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, visit the Center for Disease Control website for further information: cdc.gov

Bayshore Pharmacy is located at the Super Foodtown Plaza at 2 Bayshore Plaza and is a second generation locally owned family pharmacy for almost 60 years.. The pharmacy and gift shop is open 7 days a week and offers free delivery daily. For further information, call (732) 291-2900 or visit www.BayshorePharmacy.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Middletown Family Pharmacy is located at 877 Main Street in the Campbell’s Junction section of Belford. It is open 7 days a week and offers free delivery daily. (732) 471-9100 www.MiddletownFamilyPharmacy.com The Middletown pharmacy is also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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