Governor Tim Walz announced that Hy-Vee will be added to the expanding network of pharmacies vaccinating Minnesotans across the state. Hy-Vee joins two other retail pharmacies in Minnesota — Walmart and Thrifty White —  that are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program that launched earlier this month. Hy-Vee will administer more than 10,000 doses of the vaccine this week to adults 65 years of age and older at more than 30 Hy-Vee sites in the state.

 Appointments at Hy-Vee will become available in the coming days, and the locations and contact information for scheduling appointments will be accessible on the Vaccine Locator map when the information becomes available. The state will also notify seniors who are signed up for the Vaccine Connector about this new vaccine opportunity.

Mankato, St. Peter, New Ulm, Faribault, Owatonna, Albert Lea, and Fairmont Hy Vees are on the list of sites offering the vaccine.