Winona County: open vaccine slots for priority groups


(4/6/2021)

Winona County Health and Human Services will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, April 7. Per the direction of the Minnesota Department of Health, this clinic will prioritize populations considered to be at highest risk. This clinic will be offered by appointment only on Wednesday, April 7 at the East End Recreation Center, 210 Zumbro Street, Winona.

The following populations are able and encouraged to sign up for this clinic:

• Minnesotans 65 years of age or older;

• Health care 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;

• Food processing plant 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 18 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
  • Pregnancy
  • 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 18 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 this clinic is as follows: Wednesday, April 7, 1-5 p.m.: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/reg/2012666569.

Please do not sign up for these clinics if you are not a member of these priority populations. 

Winona County is unable to vaccinate the 16-17 year old population for this clinic as we have received the Moderna vaccine. The Moderna vaccine is not approved for use within this population. This population should speak with their healthcare provider about receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

Individuals needing assistance with registration may use our call line at 507-457-6375. This number is available from Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

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