Limited supply of COVID-19 boosters available at select Hy-Vee pharmacy locations, by appointment
(ABC 6 News) – Hy-Vee, Inc. announced on Tuesday that a limited supply of the updated COVID-19 booster vaccines are available at select Hy-Vee pharmacy locations by appointment.
Also known as “bivalent boosters,” the updated COVID-19 boosters are reformulated to target versions of the latest Omicron subvariants including BA.4 and BA.5, along with the original COVID-19 virus strain.
Individuals ages 12+ may receive a single dose of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 vaccine dose (either a primary dose or booster dose).
Individuals ages 18+ may receive a single dose of the updated Moderna COVID-19 booster at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 vaccine dose (either a primary dose or booster dose).
Eligible individuals must complete their primary COVID-19 vaccination series before receiving a booster, and may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose, regardless of the vaccine manufacturer from their original primary series.
The CDC’s recommendations allow for this type of mix-and-match dosing for booster shots.
If patients wish to also receive a flu vaccine at the time of receiving their COVID-19 booster, they can request it at the time of their appointment.
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.
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.
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