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Hy-Vee Will Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics During the Iowa State Fair

July 26, 2021 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (July 26, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces that it will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Iowa State Fair next month. Flu vaccines will also be offered pending availability. 

The vaccination clinics will be held daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 22. There is no appointment necessary to receive either vaccine. Hy-Vee pharmacy team members will be at Booth #40050 between the Grand Avenue gate and the Elwell Family Food Center on the west side of the Fairgrounds, to offer the free vaccinations. Vaccinations will be given inside Hy-Vee Healthy You mobile clinic units, and each 
COVID-19 vaccine recipient must stay in the observation area for 15 minutes after they receive their vaccine. 

Individuals will have the option to receive Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available to individuals 12 years of age and older. Janssen vaccines are available for individuals 18 years of age and older, and require a single-dose injection. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two doses that should be administered at least 21 days apart. Minors must have parental/guardian consent to receive the vaccine. Individuals who receive their first dose at the Iowa State Fair can receive their second dose at any Hy-Vee Pharmacy location.

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. 

“Hy-Vee pharmacies have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 vaccine administration over the past eight months, and we’re proud to provide easy access to the vaccine at this year’s Iowa State Fair, " said Kristin Williams, executive vice president and chief health officer for Hy-Vee.

Individuals who complete their COVID-19 vaccination with Hy-Vee between June 1 and November 1, 2021, can receive a $10 Hy-Vee gift card. Each patient who receives a flu vaccine at a 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 and Fresh Express, or Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh location. See for details. Restrictions apply.

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Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 280 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 86,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit