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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A mass vaccination clinic will take place in Rochester on Friday and Saturday in an effort to reach people in the highest priority group who are still waiting to get the shot.

It will be the first mass vaccination program for COVID-19 conducted by Olmsted County Public Health, which has partnered with the Olmsted Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic, Olmsted County, the City of Rochester, and Rochester Community and Technical College. About 2200 doses of the vaccine have been obtained for home health, adult foster care, group homes, E-12 school staff, clergy making community visits, childcare providers, and health professional students doing clinicals included in the Phase 1A-3 priority group.

“We appreciate the State allocating a significant amount of vaccine allowing us to reach more people in the 1A priority group” said OCPHS Operations Chief for COVID-19 Response Daniel Jensen.

The news release announcing the mass vaccination says only individuals who have been invited and pre-registered for a vaccination time slot through a secure registration link can come to the clinic. Those not registered will be turned away.

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