Hy-Vee Partners with 211 Iowa to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for 3,500 People on April 3 and April 24 at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines
March 26, 2021 | News & Press Releases
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (March 26, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that it is partnering with 211 Iowa to host a free community COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 3,500 area residents. This will be Hy-Vee’s largest COVID-19 community vaccination clinic to date.
The first dose clinic will be Saturday, April 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines.
Individuals who have barriers to scheduling a vaccine appointment or who do not have internet access who are 65 and older, or 64 and younger with an underlying health condition as outlined by the CDC, can call 211 or (800) 244-7431 and a vaccine navigator can assist them with scheduling a vaccination appointment at the April 3 clinic. 211 vaccine navigators are available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by dialing 211 and selecting the vaccine prompt number 9. Translation services are available.
Recipients of the vaccine will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine provided at this clinic requires two doses. A clinic to administer second doses for vaccine recipients will be held on April 24 at the same time as their first dose appointment and at the same location.
Free parking is available for vaccine recipients, and the convention center is located near a DART bus stop for those with limited transportation options. There is no cost for DART transportation to/from vaccine appointments, including this event.
It is recommended (but not required) that vaccine recipients bring the following to their appointment: 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.
WHAT: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Individuals 65 and older and Individuals 64 and Younger with an Underlying Health Condition as outlined by the CDC
WHEN: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 3
WHERE: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 Fifth Ave.
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 www.hy-vee.com.