Hy-Vee is offering free pediatric COVID-19 vaccines at select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations by appointment only to children ages 3 and older.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a 3-dose pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years old and a 2-dose pediatric Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for patients ages 6 months to 5 years old. Under the PREP Act, retail pharmacies, including Hy-Vee pharmacies, are only authorized to administer vaccines to patients ages 3 and older. Patients younger than age 3 should visit their pediatrician or healthcare provider to receive the vaccine.
Hy-Vee noted that in order to create a more kid-centric environment, Hy-Vee operates pharmacy hubs that are dedicated to only administering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines during select times. The pediatric COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer available varies by Hy-Vee Pharmacy location. Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment only to children ages 3 and older and can be scheduled by visiting here.
A parent or legal guardian must consent to the vaccination and accompany all minors to their vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccines are free to all eligible patients, regardless of their insurance coverage.
It is recommended (but not required) that vaccine recipients/guardians bring the following to their appointment: insurance card (if they have insurance) and Medicare Part B red, white and blue card (if Medicare recipient); photo ID; and their COVID-19 vaccination record card. Masks are required. If patients do not have insurance, they can still be vaccinated.