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Hy-Vee Partners with the Downtown Farmers' Market to Host a Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Des Moines on Saturday, May 8

May 3, 2021 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (May 3, 2021) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that in partnership with the Downtown Farmers’ Market – presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, it will host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at The Market on Saturday, May 8, in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

The clinic will take place from 7 a.m. to noon on Court Avenue near Fifth Street. No appointment will be required. Individuals will be able to choose between the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech is available for individuals 16 years of age and older and requires two doses, and the Janssen vaccine is available for individuals 18 years of age and older and requires only one dose. Individuals who receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can receive their second dose of the vaccine at their local Hy-Vee Pharmacy 21 days after their first dose.

It is recommended (but not required) that vaccine recipients bring the following to their vaccination: insurance card (if they have insurance) and Medicare Part B red, white and blue card (if Medicare recipient); and photo ID. Masks are required. If individuals do not have insurance, they can still be vaccinated.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit  

WHAT:     Hy-Vee Hosts a COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic at Downtown Farmers’ Market in
                  Des Moines 

WHEN:     7 a.m. to Noon
                   Saturday, May 8

WHERE:   Downtown Farmers’ Market
                    On Court Avenue (near Fifth Street)
                    Des Moines, IA 50309


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 88,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday morning May – October in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines. The Market also produces a Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market in November and December. Find more information at?, on Facebook at? on Twitter and Instagram at @dtfarmersmarket.? 

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The?Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at?