Hy-Vee Now Offering Free Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Vaccines to 16- and 17-Year-Olds

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Dec. 9, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that free Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19
vaccine booster doses are now available to 16- and 17-year-olds at Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations across its
eight-state region.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a
booster dose for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients ages 16 and older at least 6 months after their second
vaccine dose. Patients ages 16 and 17 receiving a booster dose may NOT mix-and-match vaccines. At this time,
Pfizer-BioNTech is the only vaccine authorized for minors.
COVID-19 vaccinations are available at Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations by appointment only. Patients can
schedule their COVID-19 vaccination by visiting www.hy-vee.com/covidvaccine.
A parent or legal guardian must consent to the vaccination and accompany all minors to their vaccination. The
booster vaccines are free to all eligible patients, regardless of their insurance coverage.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approved for individuals 12 years of age and older requires two doses (known as
the primary series). The second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should be administered at least 21 days
after the first dose. However, a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is ONLY available for individuals
ages 16 and older, and should be administered at least 6 months after the second dose.
Individuals ages 16 and older receiving a COVID-19 first, second, booster or third vaccine dose can receive their
flu shot during the same appointment by requesting it with the pharmacy team.
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); photo ID; and
their COVID-19 vaccination record card. Masks are required. If individuals do not have insurance, they can still
be vaccinated.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.hy-vee.com/covidvaccine.