Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations now offering flu shots

(ABC 6 News) – Hy-Vee announced Thursday that the flu vaccine is now available inside its more than 270 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations, with no appointment or prescription necessary.

Drive-thru flu clinics will also be offered at Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout the company’s eight-state region between Tuesday, September 6 and Thursday, October 27 from 3-7 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year to prevent getting and spreading the flu virus.

Hy-Vee pharmacists conduct a screening process prior to vaccination to ensure each individual is receiving the most beneficial flu vaccine for their health.

Medicare and most insurance plans cover the flu vaccine and other immunizations at no charge.

All vaccine patients must wear a mask during their vaccination, according to CDC guidelines.

Currently, flu vaccines are available without a prescription during regular pharmacy hours to patients 6 months and older at Hy-Vee’s Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota locations; or 3 years and older in Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin locations, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ PREP Act.

Patients 12 years and older may also receive their COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the time of their flu shot and should notify their local Hy-Vee pharmacist upon arrival if planning to do so.

Each patient who receives a flu vaccine at a Hy-Vee Pharmacy can earn a 20-cent Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks reward, which can be redeemed at any Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh, Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh Express or Dollar Fresh Market fuel location.

To view Hy-Vee locations in your area or to schedule a vaccine appointment, CLICK HERE.