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COVID-19 Antivirals, Molnupiravir and PAXLOVID, Now Available at Hy-Vee Pharmacy Locations for Eligible Patients

May 25, 2022 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (May 25, 2022) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that COVID-19 antivirals, Molnupiravir and PAXLOVID, are now available at Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region to help treat eligible patients who have mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19. 

The type of COVID-19 antiviral available varies by pharmacy location. 

In order to receive a COVID-19 antiviral, patients must have a prescription from their health care provider. The COVID-19 antivirals are free with most insurances.

According to the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), Molnupiravir and PAXLOVID should be used to treat mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19 in certain adults (ages 18+) who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. PAXLOVID may also be used to treat mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19 in eligible pediatric patients ages 12+. It is recommended that patients begin COVID-19 antiviral treatment as soon as possible, and treatment must begin within five days of when symptoms begin. 

Both antiviral products may only be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in individuals:
•    With positive results of direct COVID-19 viral testing, AND
•    Who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death, AND
•    For whom alternative COVID-19 treatment options authorized by FDA are not accessible or clinically appropriate.

Hy-Vee Pharmacy also offers convenient prescription options for patients including drive-thru pharmacy services and free prescription delivery (where available).

In addition to COVID-19 antiviral treatments, all Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations also offer over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests. Under the Biden Administration’s ruling, each individual covered under private insurance or Medicare Part B can currently receive up to eight (8) free at-home COVID-19 tests each month. 

Hy-Vee Pharmacy also offers other COVID-19 testing options, available by appointment only at select locations. 

Additionally, Hy-Vee Pharmacy offers free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at all of its pharmacy locations. To learn more or schedule a vaccination, visit


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $12 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 5 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 90,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit