If your kiddo has the COVID-19 vaccine, a Quad Cities store is now offering free booster shots for those who are eligible. Parents will need to make an appointment for their kids who are between the ages 5-11-years-old before heading to out to get the booster.

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Hy-Vee announced in a press release on Friday that free Pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are now available by appointment only at select Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations for 5- to 11-year-olds at least 5 months after their second dose.

Moderately to severely immunocompromised pediatric patients may also receive a booster dose at least 3 months after their additional dose.

Hy-Vee says that in order to create a more kid-centric environment, Hy-Vee operates pharmacy hubs that are dedicated to only administering the Pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine during select times by appointment only. Pediatric PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 boosters can be scheduled by visiting www.hy-vee.com/covidvaccine.

Hy-Vee officials say that 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
  • COVID-19 vaccination record card.

Masks are required when getting the shot. If individuals do not have insurance, they can still be vaccinated, according to Hy-Vee officials.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and information about getting the vaccine for adults and children, visit www.hy-vee.com/covidvaccine.

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