Phase1 COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment
Albertsons Companies Pharmacies are preparing in accordance with the regulations to be ready to administer the COVID vaccine.
Please revert back here post Dec 10th, 2020 for the latest news and the availability of COVID vaccine.
NOTE: Phase 1 will be restricted to front line workers. Qualifying details will be published as they become available.
Phase 1 is restricted to front line workers as defined by the State Health authorities
Easy to Use
Provide a saliva sample at a time that is convenient to you
Search for the closest vaccine clinic and make appointment
Keep the appointment and make sure to get the 2nd booster shot per the vaccine therapy protocol
Healthcare professionals, including first responders, will be eligible for Phase1 COVID vaccine.
Get Vaccinated in 4 Easy Steps
Take the Sample
Follow the simple instructions to collect your saliva sample. Samples should not be collected on Friday or Saturday.
Results will be delivered to you via text or e-mail within 72 hours of the lab receiving the sample.
Quick and reliable testing for you and your loved ones
If you need peace of mind to be able to participate in activities
If you have been in a public place where somebody has tested positive for COVID-19
If you have travelled abroad or to an area in the USA where there is a high rate of COVID-19
If you are currently experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms listed HERE.
*This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. This test has been authorized by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use by the authorized laboratory. This test has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARSCoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.
**Currently, we are unable to bill insurance directly for this test; all payment will be out of pocket for the purchase of the test. You may be able to submit your receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.
***The Phosphorus COVID-19 qPCR test, a saliva test, is validated on the BioRad CFX384 system and has been granted an Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA. The test is validated to utilize samples collected via the Oragene OGD-510 Saliva collection devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I should get tested for COVID-19?
If you have experienced any of the COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, loss of taste (and more here) you may want to get tested. The faster you discover you have COVID-19, the quicker you can self-isolate & keep yourself and your community safe. Your Albertsons Company Pharmacies is here to keep you informed.
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Are there age restrictions for Phosphorus At‐Home COVID Saliva test?
Phosphorus Diagnostics does not have any age restrictions for this test. However, a patient needs to produce enough saliva to fill to the line on the tube provided. For children, ensure the parent feels confident that their child will be able to produce a sufficient sample.
What kind of test is this?
This is a COVID-19 RT-qPCR Test.
This is a saliva test that is validated on the BioRad CFX384 system and has been granted an Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA. The test is validated to utilize samples collected via the Oragene OGD-510 Saliva collection devices.
Who manufactures these tests?
Tests are manufactured by Phosphorus Diagnostics. You can find out more about the test manufacturer on their website https://www.phosphorus.com/covid-19
Are these tests authorized by the government?
The Phosphorus RT-qPCR COVID-19 Test has received Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA.
How can I order my test?
You can order your test online by clicking on Request a Test or Schedule a Test on this page. From there you will answer a few questions and select if you would like your test delivered to your home or designate someone to pick up at the local store on your behalf. Upon requesting a test, you will be sent a electronic medical questionnaire to complete. We request that all individuals follow requirements posted at the front of all stores.
NOTE: We cannot ship to the following states: MN
How can I get my test?
When you order the test, you may select to have it delivered to your home or you can schedule a pick-up at a pharmacy near you.
People who are experiencing symptoms cannot pick up their test. They can either send someone without symptoms to pick up their test or have it delivered.
How can I send in my COVID-19 test for results?
You may send the kit to the lab for analysis by dropping the prepaid package off at a local FedEx Drop Box or you can call 1.800.463.3339 to schedule a same day pickup. Due to pickup delays, do not use a Walgreens Dropbox to send your sample.
You may not drop the package off at a FedEx Store. Visit https://bit.ly/fedexdropbox for drop box locations and pick up schedules.
Due to FedEx shipping schedules, samples collected in Hawaii and Alaska must be collected and shipped on the same day. Samples can only be collected and shipped Monday through Wednesday.
Is there a maximum time from when I collect the saliva to when I can mail it in?
Yes, the kit should either be delivered to a FedEx drop box or picked up by FedEx within 24 hours of sample collection or the test results may not be accurate. Samples should not be collected or shipped on Friday or Saturday. The lab needs to receive the samples within 56 hours of sample collection. Due to FedEx shipping schedules, samples collected in Hawaii and Alaska must be collected and shipped on the same day. Samples can only be collected and shipped Monday through Wednesday.
How can I get my results?
Results are shared with you via your selected preferred method of contact (text or e-mail) within 72 hours of the lab receiving the sample.
What happens if my test results are positive?
A Fact Sheet will be provided to you with instructions for seeking any follow-up care. You should following CDC recommendations and quarantine to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Where can I get more information?
Download our FACT SHEET here for additional information or contact us with your questions.
Does this test allow me to travel to areas that require COVID-19 testing?
It depends on the regulations of the specific state or nation you are traveling to, always check the specific requirements of your travel destination. This test does not currently meet the requirements for pre-travel testing to Hawaii.
Keep Yourself & Your Community Safe
If you are at risk or face symptoms, don’t hesitate – GET TESTED TODAY