Northfield Hospital Update on COVID Vaccine Availability
Northfield Hospital and Clinics (NH+C) says they do not have any COVID vaccine for those over age 65 right now. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced an expansion of the rollout of the vaccine to include individuals 65 and older.
In a news release from NH+C they state, "When we have vaccine available, we will contact patients about the process to be vaccinated. Please don not call or plan an appointment now."
The Minnesota Department of Health has a registration process for Minnesotans 65+. You can check for options to register on MDH's Find my vaccine page.
Plans continue to evolve with updates available.
The news releae concludes, "All Minnesotans will have access to vaccine. Timing will depend on supplies and the number of patients within a priority group. MDH sets priority groups."
"The state and federal government drive the process and timeline."
Learn about COVID vaccines here.
Northfield Hospital and Clinics are not the only health care facility asking people not to call or make an appointment due to a lack of vaccine.
Faribault Public Schools Superintendent Todd Sesker told the ISD 656 School Board this week they received a call informing them 30 doses are available currently for K-2 teachers.
Sesker said he sent emails to 50 qualifying teachers in hopes that 30 will make appointments. Sesker emphasized the Department of Health determines who is eligible to receive vaccine at this time.
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