Hy-Vee, Inc. said Tuesday that the flu vaccine will be available inside its pharmacy locations without an appointment or prescription and will be offered as a drive-up option between Aug. 17-Oct. 31.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people six months and older get a flu vaccine each year.
In a news release, the company said it continues to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety, including enhanced cleaning regimens, social-distancing protocols and Plexiglas shields at registers and customer service counters.
Hy-Vee said it has implemented steps to ensure the safe administration of immunizations for patients and pharmacy team members:
- All Hy-Vee pharmacy team members are required to wear face masks at all times.
- Any patient with COVID-19-like symptoms or who has had prolonged exposure to a positive case is asked to wait the appropriate amount of time before receiving a vaccine.
- Patients must wear a face covering.
The release said drive-up flu vaccines will be offered during these times each week between Aug. 17-Oct. 31 in the parking lot of Hy-Vee pharmacy locations :
- Monday: 7-11 a.m.
- Thursday: 3-7 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Customers are advised to check local stores for vaccine availability.
Flu vaccines are available at Hy-Vee pharmacies without a prescription as allowed per state law — in Missouri, for those age seven and older, the release said.
Medicare and most insurance plans cover the flu vaccine and other immunizations at no charge, the news release said.