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Signup now for Pfizer vaccine appts. Friday-Saturday in Winona

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FILE - In this Thursday, March 11, 2021, file photo, a health worker loads syringes with the vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

A Winona COVID-19 vaccination clinic is now accepting appointments for April 2-3.

The clinic will be using the Pfizer vaccine. Those who get the vaccine must be available 21 days later for the second dose.

Winona County does not regularly receive the Pfizer vaccine, and this is the only way a second dose can be guaranteed.

Along with the Winona clinic, Mayo in La Crosse is also accepting appointments (click here for that info).

Those at highest risk will have priority in Winona but anyone that falls into categories below for Minnesota is encouraged to sign up. If you do not fall into those categories, do not sign up.


SIGN UP HERE
Friday, April 2 2-6 p.m. (click here): (Second Dose: April 23)
Saturday, April 3 2-6 p.m. (click here) (Second Dose: April 24)
CALL: 507-457-6375 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

The clinic will be held at the East End Recreation Center (map)


VACCINE ELIGIBLITY

• 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
— Food processing plants
• 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
  • 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 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

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