Limited Supply Of Covid
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Hy-Vee, Inc. announced on Tuesday that a limited supply of the updated COVID-19 booster vaccines are available at select Hy-Vee pharmacy locations by appointment.
Also known as bivalent boosters, the updated COVID-19 boosters are reformulated to target versions of the latest Omicron subvariants including BA.4 and BA.5, along with the original COVID-19 virus strain.
Individuals ages 12+ may receive a single dose of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 vaccine dose .
Individuals ages 18+ may receive a single dose of the updated Moderna COVID-19 booster at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 vaccine dose .
Eligible individuals must complete their primary COVID-19 vaccination series before receiving a booster, and may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose, regardless of the vaccine manufacturer from their original primary series.
The CDCs recommendations allow for this type of mix-and-match dosing for booster shots.
If patients wish to also receive a flu vaccine at the time of receiving their COVID-19 booster, they can request it at the time of their appointment.
A parent or legal guardian must consent to the vaccination and accompany all minors to their vaccination.
The booster vaccines are free to all eligible patients, regardless of their insurance coverage.
For more information, or to find appointments .
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Hy-Vee pharmacists also are trained and certified in administering pneumonia, shingles, measles and many other vaccines with no prescription required. If a person is not sure which vaccines they may need, Hy-Vee pharmacists can provide complimentary immunization screenings.
Additionally, companies may reserve Hy-Vee Healthy You mobiles for flu vaccine clinics as a convenient health and wellness benefit for employees. Clinics typically are held September through November and can be scheduled by emailing .
Each person who receives a flu vaccine at a Hy-Vee Pharmacy also will receive a 20 cents per gallon Fuel Saver discount, which can be redeemed at any Hy-Vee Gas or Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh location.
Safety Measures At Hy
Hy-Vees vaccination services will continue to be conducted in compliance with the CDCs Guidance for Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic for the safe administration of vaccines. For example, Hy-Vee Pharmacy members are required to wear masks when administering vaccines. All patients must also wear masks during the vaccination process and are encouraged to practice social distancing when at the pharmacy location.
Hy-Vee continues to follow CDC guidelines for safety and precautions. Hy-Vees stores, including its pharmacy areas, maintain enhanced cleaning regimens, placing extra emphasis on high-touch surfaces like door handles, PIN pads at the checkout, and more.
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Justice Department Secures Agreement With Hy
The Justice Department today announced that it has secured a settlement agreement with Hy-Vee Inc. that will help people with disabilities get information about COVID-19 vaccinations and book their vaccination appointments online. The Hy-Vee supermarket chain has more than 280 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Todays resolution is the departments second agreement on this critical issue, following a November 2021 announcement of its settlement with Rite Aid Corporation.
Hy-Vees COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Portal, currently located at www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine, was not accessible to some people with disabilities, including those who use screen reader software and those who have a hard time using a mouse. For instance, people who used screen readers would not hear the questions on the medical screening forms, and people who used the tab key instead of a mouse could not select available appointment times.
For more information on the Civil Rights Division, please visit www.justice.gov/crt. For more information on the ADA, please call the departments toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or visit www.ada.gov. ADA complaints may be filed online at www.ada.gov/complaint.
Naacp Partners With Hy
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Hy-Vee Partners with the NAACP to Host Community Vaccination Clinic Oct. 23Free COVID-19 vaccines, as well as flu shots, will be available
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People , 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.
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What To Bring To Your Vaccination Appointment
- Insurance card* and Medicare Part B red, white and blue card
- COVID-19 vaccination record card
- A mask to wear that covers your mouth and nose
*Only required for those enrolled in health insurance. Those who are not covered by insurance can still receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.
**Individuals receiving an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will need to self-attest to their eligibility. Individuals will NOT be required to show documentation to prove eligibility.
Iowa State Fair Begins Thursday Hy
The Iowa State Fair begins Thursday in Des Moines.
The fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country.
Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowas great celebration, a salute to the states best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement.
The fair runs through August 21. Learn more HERE.
Hy-Vee announced that it will host COVID-19, pneumonia and shingles vaccination clinics during the first six days of the Iowa State Fair.
The vaccination clinics will be held daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11 through Tuesday, Aug. 16.
There is no appointment necessary to receive a vaccine.
Hy-Vee Pharmacy team members will administer the vaccines.
For more information on the Hy-Vee Vaccination Clinics at the Fair, click HERE.
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