Northfield Hospital and Clinics has announced they have a waitlist available now for people age 65+ who live in the NH+C service area.

The service area includes these communities and their zip codes:

  • Northfield  55057
  • Faribault  55021
  • Castle Rock 55010
  • Dennison  55018
  • Dundas  55019
  • Elko New Market  55020 and 55054
  • Farmington 55024
  • Lakeville 55044
  • Lonsdale 55046
  • Nerstrand  55053
  • Randolph  55065
  • Webster  55088
  • Kenyon   55946
  • Wanamingo  55983
  • Montgomery  55069

NH+C conducted the COVID-19 vaccination of over 450 people Saturday, Februry 13, 2021.  People age 75 and older plus a list of licensed daycare providers received from Rice County Public Health.

NH+C is currently contacting people 75 and older to offer appointments for Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and future dates.  Contact is being made with clinic patients of NH+C and Allina Clinic in Northfield, plus people 75 and older on NH+C's waitlist.  Appointments are offered in order of age (oldest first).

If you are a clnic patient at NH+C or Allina Clinic in Northfield you don't need to join the waitlist.

If you are 65 or older, not a clinic patient, and live in NH+C's service area, you may join the waitlist.  Fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist Form on the Northfield Hospital website.  You only need to fill out the form once to stay on the waitlist.

Northfield Hospital and Clinics says, "Vaccine supply continues to be limited.  Appointments are offered in order of age (oldest first).  The number of appointments depends on the amount of vaccine available,"

You must hear from NH+C before scheduling an appointment.  They emphasize not to call.

If you are contacted and your spouse is also eligible, they will schedule appointments for you both at the same time.

They will schedule your first and second doses (3 or 4 weeks apart) at the same time.

If you are contacted you will  be given a phone number to call to schedule your appointment.  It's important to call that number as soon as you can because they have limited slots available.

The phone number is not for the general public.  Callers will not be able to schedule an appointment at the number if they have previously heard from NH+C.

NH+C says, "Our goal is the vaccinate people in our community as effficiently as possible with the limited vaccine we have at this time.  We are committed to serving all members of our community."

"We encourage you to seek other options for vaccine too.  See options here.  It's a good idea to try to get the vaccine through more than one organization.  We don't know how much or how frequently we will get vaccine.

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