DES MOINES, Iowa — The CDC is recommending everyone 12 and older get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they're eligible.
Boosters were originally just approved for adults, but on Wednesday the CDC endorsed a Pfizer shot for younger teens—those 12 to 15 years old. Boosters were opened to 16- and 17-year-olds last month.
Here's where you can get a booster shot in central Iowa
The store said it is recommended (but not required) that recipients bring the following to their appointment: insurance card (if they have insurance) and Medicare Part B card (if they have Medicare), photo ID, and their COVID-19 vaccination record card.
Hy-Vee noted anyone who does not have insurance can still be vaccinated for free.
A spokesperson for MercyOne said patients should contact their primary care physicians to schedule an appointment.
MercyOne will also have boosters available at their Saturday vaccination clinics at their Urbandale location. Appointments are encouraged.
The county health department is now offering boosters for everyone 12 and up.
Those who meet eligibility standards can schedule an appointment at the health department online here or over the phone by calling 515-323-5221. The county also has a Spanish helpline at 515-344-3936.
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The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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