Hy-Vee Announces Flu Vaccine Availability

Hy-Vee has announced that flu vaccines are available at the Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone ages six months and older annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes each year. Anyone can become ill with the flu. The elderly, young children, pregnant women and individuals with chronic health conditions are more susceptible to serious health complications such as pneumonia, sinus infections, ear infections and bronchitis if they contract the illness.

There will be no appointment or prescription necessary to obtain the flu vaccine. Patients can stop in anytime their local pharmacy is open to receive their flu shot. Patients can also schedule their flu vaccination and complete their vaccine consent form in advance online by visiting the Hy-Vee website.