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Hy-Vee, Iowa Cubs to Host Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Principal Park During Home Games

April 30, 2021 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (April 30, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that in partnership with the Iowa Cubs, it will host a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics during several Iowa Cubs games at Principal Park for ticketholders. Clinics will begin one hour before the first pitch at each game. 

The first clinic will be Tuesday, May 4 at the Iowa Cubs vs. Indianapolis Indians game, which starts at 6:38 p.m. No appointment will be required. Individuals will be able to choose between the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech is available for individuals 16 years of age and older and requires two doses, and the Janssen vaccine is available for individuals 18 years of age and older and requires only one dose. Individuals who receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can receive their second dose of the vaccine at their local Hy-Vee Pharmacy 21 days after their first dose.

It is recommended (but not required) 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); and photo ID. Masks are required. If individuals do not have insurance, they can still be vaccinated.

Additional COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics are scheduled during the following games:
•    Wednesday, May 5, Iowa Cubs vs. Indianapolis Indians      
•    Thursday, May 6, Iowa Cubs vs. Indianapolis Indians                  
•    Friday, May 7, Iowa Cubs vs. Indianapolis Indians                        
•    Saturday, May 8, Iowa Cubs vs. Indianapolis Indians                  
•    Sunday, May 9, Iowa Cubs vs. Indianapolis Indians                      
•    Tuesday, May 18, Iowa Cubs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers           
•    Wednesday, May 19, Iowa Cubs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers              
•    Thursday, May 20, Iowa Cubs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers                    
•    Friday, May 21, Iowa Cubs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers                           
•    Saturday, May 22, Iowa Cubs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers              

“We are proud to partner with the Iowa Cubs on this initiative to bring greater vaccine accessibility and convenience to our local Des Moines community,” said Jen Kopriva, district store director of the Ankeny North Hy-Vee. 

“Thank you to Hy-Vee for its collaboration to bring COVID-19 vaccines to our loyal fans,” said Randy Wehofer, vice president and assistant general manager of the Iowa Cubs. “We believe these vaccination efforts will help bring us one step closer to a day where we can all come together and fill these stands once again as we cheer on our beloved Iowa Cubs.” 

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit  

WHAT:     Hy-Vee Hosts First COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic at Iowa Cubs vs. Indianapolis                               Indians Game 

WHEN:    6:38 p.m. start (clinic will begin one hour prior to the first pitch)
                  Tuesday, May 4

WHERE:  Principal Park
                   1 Line Dr.
                   Des Moines, IA 50309


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 88,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit