Magnolia Pharmacy now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines

Magnolia Pharmacy is now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines, beginning the week of June 7, owner Steve Hoffart announced. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Magnolia Pharmacy is now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines, beginning the week of June 7, owner Steve Hoffart announced. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)

Magnolia Pharmacy is now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines, beginning the week of June 7, owner Steve Hoffart announced. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)

Steve Hoffart, owner of Magnolia Pharmacy, announced June 7 the pharmacy walk-in COVID-19 vaccines are now available to area residents, meaning no appointment is necessary to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

"Now we're at a point where we want to make the opportunity—if you want to get a COVID vaccine—accessible and easy for you," Hoffart said in a Facebook live video June 7.

He said clients can still book appointments on Tuesdays for COVID-19 vaccines; however, clients can also walk into the pharmacy without an appointment during normal business hours Monday through Friday to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, including the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccines are available to clients age 18 and older, he said.

In a June 4 interview, Hoffart said the pharmacy's vaccine clinic has given about 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations since first receiving doses in early 2021, with about 500-600 vaccines given weekly for several weeks.


"As far as getting new vaccinated patients, we really don't have the uptake [anymore]," Hoffart said June 4. "I do realize [an appointment-based model] creates challenges for some patients, since they have to work or have other obligations or have children or school, so we need to get away from an appointment-based model and go to a walk-in model. But the demand has dropped so dramatically, it's good and bad. I guess the good part is, it's not as taxing, as stressful on the staff; the bad part is, we know there's a large chunk of the population that hasn't been vaccinated that really needs vaccinations."

For more information, visit www.magnoliapharmacy.com, or call 281-356-9089.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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