May 26, 2021 | News & Press Releases
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (May 26, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that in partnership with Free Clinics of Iowa, it is hosting a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Des Moines, Iowa, and nearby communities.
Altogether, six clinics will be hosted by the two organizations. At each clinic, individuals will be able to choose between the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech is available for individuals 12 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. All minors receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine must have parental or guardian consent. 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. COVID-19 vaccines are free and insurance is not required. No appointment necessary. Masks are required.
Individuals can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at any of the following clinics:
Grace United Methodist Church Free Clinic
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1
Where: Grace United Methodist Church
3700 Cottage Grove Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
St. Luke’s Free Clinic
When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2
Where: Polk City United Methodist Church
1421 W. Broadway St.
Polk City, IA 50226
Margaret Cramer Free Medical Clinic
When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 3
Where: DSM First Church
2725 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310
Indianola Community Free Clinic
When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 10
Where: Indianola First Assembly of God Church
1700 W. Second Ave.
Indianola, IA 50125
Valley Junction Free Medical Clinic
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15
Where: West Des Moines Human Services
139 Sixth St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Norwalk Free Medical Clinic
When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 17
Where: Crossroad Church
2601 Border St.
Norwalk, IA 50211
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.hy-vee.com/covidvaccine.
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.
Free Clinics of Iowa is a not-for-profit organization, serving for 27 years through a volunteer-based network of 30 free clinics throughout the state. With more than 2,000 volunteers, FCI member clinics provide basic health care services through volunteer physicians, nurses and other health professionals, at no cost to patients. Typically residing within a host site, services may include; illness and minor injury care, wellness and preventative care, immunizations, physicals for work/school/sports and referrals to other community providers. The FCI network is part of Iowa’s safety net dedicated to vulnerable, un/under-insured populations, offering services to those who may otherwise go without. For additional information, visit www.fciowa.org.