Deerfield, Ill., December 9, 2021 – Following FDA Emergency Use Authorization and new guidance from the CDC, Walgreens is offering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine booster for adolescents ages 16-17. For the best experience, individuals are highly encouraged to use the Walgreens app or visit to secure a vaccination appointment in advance.

“Walgreens pharmacy team members continue to play a critical role in the pandemic response effort across the U.S., having administered more than 52 million COVID-19 vaccines and more than 20 million COVID-19 tests,” said John Standley, president Walgreens. “We are grateful to our store team members who have shown tremendous dedication throughout the pandemic, and who are playing an integral role in providing much-needed access to critical medications, life-saving vaccines and COVID tests across thousands of communities nationwide.”

What You Need to Know About Boosters for Adolescents
  • CDC Guidance: Adolescents 16-17 who completed their Pfizer primary vaccine series at least six months ago are now recommended to receive a Pfizer vaccine booster shot.
  • Scheduling an Appointment: For the best experience, individuals are highly encouraged to use the Walgreens app or visit to secure a vaccination appointment in advance. When scheduling an appointment, individuals will be asked to verify date of birth and provide the manufacturer and date of their last COVID-19 vaccine. Patients younger than 18 years old must have a parent or guardian present to sign the consent form at the time of immunization.*
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About Walgreens
Walgreens ( is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated pharmacy, healthcare and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 9 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.

* The state of South Carolina permits patients 16 years old or above to provide consent on their own behalf when receiving an immunization and does not require parental consent. 


Rebekah Pajak
Walgreens Media Relations