There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Winona Health for scheduled appointments Thursday, April 29, beginning at 1 p.m. Walk-in vaccinations will also be available beginning at 2 p.m.
“The more people vaccinated, the better,” said Joseph Kaiya, MD, a hospitalist at Winona Health. “Herd immunity is the goal – we have to stay focused on breaking that cycle of transmission. We don’t want to keep taking two steps forward, two steps back. Vaccines stimulate the human immune system and prevent the virus from jumping from person to person. It’s much safer to be protected by the vaccine than to get the disease.”
Those interested in being added to the list should complete the vaccination request form on the Winona Health website if they have not already done so. People will be scheduled until all doses are accounted for. Those unable to complete the form may call 507-454-3650 to leave your name and number for a return call if a scheduled time is still available.
The Pfizer vaccine will be administered during this vaccination clinic for those who have scheduled appointments only.
Anyone 16 years old or older is eligible.
Use the sign-up form on www.winonahealth.org and click the “COVID-19 Vaccination Request” button or call 507-454-3650 to leave your name and number for a return call to be scheduled.
The clinic will be in the Parkview Office Building, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona, adjacent to the hospital. Please wear clothing that allows for quickly exposing the upper arm without requiring privacy.
When coming to Winona Health for a Pfizer (or Moderna) vaccine, each of which requires a second dose, a vaccination card is provided that confirms which vaccine was given, along with the date and location of the vaccine clinic. A reminder card is also provided indicating the second dose appointment date and time. First and second doses are provided in the same location in the Parkview Office Building, 825 Mankato Avenue, on the Winona Health campus.