Updated: Oct 18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hy-Vee Partners with the NAACP to Host Community Vaccination Clinic Oct. 23 Free COVID-19 vaccines, as well as flu shots, will be available
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 18, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and in support of VAXDSM, it will host a COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinic at Franklin Junior High School in Des Moines. The vaccination clinic will be available by appointment from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 23.
In addition to flu shots, free first, second, booster and third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be available at the clinic. First and second doses of Pfizer-BioNTech are currently authorized for individuals ages 12+ at least 21 days apart. The Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose is currently only authorized for the following PfizerBioNTech vaccine recipients at least 6 months after their second dose:
Long-term care facility residents
Individuals ages 65+
Individuals ages 18+ with underlying medical conditions (as outlined by the CDC)
Individuals ages 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
The third Pfizer-BioNTech dose is currently only authorized for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals (as outlined by the CDC) ages 12+ at least 28 days after their second dose.
It is strongly recommended individuals receive the same vaccine manufacturer as their previous dose(s). Individuals who previously received either a Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine may NOT receive a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
According to the CDC, individuals can receive their flu shot at the time of their COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals can schedule their vaccination appointment(s) at the following links:
Individuals who receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the clinic can receive any additional vaccine doses at their local Hy-Vee Pharmacy. Minors must have parental/guardian consent to receive the vaccine.
It is recommended that vaccine recipients bring the following to their vaccination:
Insurance card* (if they have insurance) and Medicare Part B red, white and blue card (if Medicare recipient)
Photo ID (recommended)
COVID-19 vaccination record card (if applicable)
A mask to wear
*If individuals do not have insurance, they can still be vaccinated.
**NOTE: Individuals receiving a COVID-19 booster or third dose will need to self-attest to their eligibility.
Individuals will NOT be required to show documentation to prove eligibility.
Individuals who complete their COVID-19 vaccination with Hy-Vee between June 1 and Nov. 1, 2021, can receive a $10 Hy-Vee gift card. Each patient who receives a flu vaccine with Hy-Vee Pharmacy can earn a 20-cent Hy-Vee Fuel Saver reward, which can be redeemed at any Hy-Vee Gas, Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh Express, or Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh location. See Hy-Vee.com for details. Restrictions apply.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.hy-vee.com/covidvaccine.
WHAT: Hy-Vee Partners with the NAACP to Host Community Vaccination Clinic
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 23
WHERE: Franklin Junior High School 4801 Franklin Ave. Des Moines, IA 50310