March 30, 2021
WINONA COUNTY OFFERING COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS
WINONA, Minn. – Winona County Health and Human Services is opening COVID -19 vaccine clinics the week of March 28 through April 3, 2021. Per the direction of the Minnesota Department of Health, these clinics will prioritize populations considered to be at highest risk. Clinics will be offered by appointment only on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3 at the East End Recreation Center, 210 Zumbro Street, Winona.
The vaccine available at these clinics will be the Pfizer vaccine. Anyone signing up for a first dose at these clinics must be available 21-days after their first dose to receive their second dose. Winona County does not regularly receive the Pfizer vaccine, and this is the only way a second dose can be guaranteed. Public Health will not be keeping a waitlist for those in need of a second dose of Pfizer vaccine.
Because these clinics will utilize the Pfizer vaccine, Public Health will be able to vaccinate 16–17-year-olds who are part of the priority populations. A parent or guardian must sign a consent form for this population. The consent form will be available through the clinic sign-up link.
The following populations are able and encouraged to sign up for this clinic:
- Minnesotans 65 years of age or older
- Healthcare personnel
- Long-term care residents
- Pre-K to 12th-grade educators and childcare personnel
- People with specific underlying health conditions:
- Sickle cell disease, Down Syndrome, or oxygen-dependent chronic lung or heart conditions, and those who are in active cancer treatment or immunocompromised from organ transplant
- Targeted essential workers
- People with rare conditions or disabilities that put them at higher risk
- People age 45 years or older with ONE or more of the below underlying medical conditions; people age 16 years or older with TWO or more of the below underlying medical conditions
- Active Cancer
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart Conditions (heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies)
- Immunocompromised (HIV, bone marrow, chronic steroids for more than 30 days, immunodeficiency disease, or taking immunosuppressive medications)
- Obesity – Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m2
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Type 1 or 2 Diabetes
- Essential frontline workers
- Agricultural, airport staff, additional childcare workers not previously eligible, correctional settings, first responders, food production, food retail, food service, judicial system workers, manufacturing, public health workers, public transit, Postal Service workers
- Minnesotans 16 years of age and over with any underlying medical condition
- Minnesotans age 50-64 regardless of health condition
- All other essential workforces
- Transportation and logistics, finance, housing/shelter construction, IT/Communications, energy, media, legal, public safety, water, and wastewater
The link to sign up for these clinics are as follows:
Friday, April 2 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//reg/6513296060 (Second Dose: April 23rd)
Saturday, April 3 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//reg/6065129386 (Second Dose: April 24th)
Please do not sign up for these clinics if you are not a member of these priority populations.
If you sign up for these clinics, please plan to be available 21 days from your appointment for your second dose.
Individuals needing assistance with registration may use our call line at 507-457-6375. This number is available from Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM.