Who can get vaccinated as of today?
Review below to learn which COVID-19 vaccine you are eligible to receive today. Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax) and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines are available at Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations. Questions? Contact your local Hy-Vee Pharmacy or primary medical provider.
PRIMARY DOSE(S) :
ADDITIONAL DOSE FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED:
**A 56-day interval between first and second doses may be optimal for some individuals ages 12+, especially for males ages 12 to 39. Data indicates that a longer time interval may help reduce the risk of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (swelling of tissue around the heart) for males ages 12 to 39. A shorter interval (21 days for Pfizer-BioNTech; 28 days for Moderna) between the first and second doses remains the recommended interval for: people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised; adults ages 65+; and others who need rapid protection due to increased concern about community transmission or risk of severe disease.
***The CDC recommends that individuals receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) over the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine.
How to Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccination(s)
COVID-19 vaccinations are available at all Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations. Schedule your first, second, booster(s) and/or additional COVID-19 vaccine doses via:
If you need assistance scheduling your vaccination, call 888-330-3307
What to Bring to Your Vaccination Appointment
- Insurance card* and Medicare Part B red, white and blue card (if Medicare recipient)
- Photo ID (recommended)
- COVID-19 vaccination record card (if applicable)
- 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 (for immunocompromised) of the COVID-19 vaccine will need to self-attest to their eligibility. Individuals will NOT be required to show documentation to prove eligibility.
Safety Measures at Hy-Vee
Hy-Vee’s vaccination services will continue to be conducted in compliance with the “CDC’s 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 and other personal protective equipment 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-Vee’s 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.
According to the CDC, patients can expect to experience mild side effects from the vaccines. Common side effects include pain or swelling in the arm where the vaccine was administered, fever, chills, tiredness and headache. Symptoms should be temporary and are expected to go away in a few days.
Other potential side effects will vary depending on the specific vaccine. Visit the CDC website for further information.
If redness or tenderness where you received the vaccine increases after 24 hours, or if you are worried about any other side effects, contact your health care provider immediately.