Kittson Healthcare does not expect COVID vaccine this week

By Enterprise Staff
Those seeking a COVID-19 vaccine this week are being encouraged to find locations outside Kittson County.
According to its Facebook page, Kittson Healthcare Center in Hallock stated Monday it was not expecting to receive any vaccine this week from Minnesota Department of Health. Officials are uncertain when they may receive vaccine.
To find other locations, the Minnesota Department of Health has established a website to search for vaccination locations — https:// mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/.
This will take you to a page where you can click on Find Vaccine Locations. Either you can zoom in on a map of the nearest locations or you can search by city name or ZIP code.
The closest locations to Kittson County to possibly have the vaccine on hand include Crookston, East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls and Warren. To schedule a time with any entity, you must call that location.
Thief River Falls hosted a Pilot Vaccination Clinic last week, which targets those age 65 and older. Due to shifting scheduling and vaccine distribution, there isn’t a clinic this week.
To find more information about these pilot clinics, you can visit https://www. primarybio.com/r/vaccinate-mn.
Kittson Healthcare is also encouraging people to help take care of each other by assisting elderly family, neighbors or friends to help schedule vaccinations.
Over the last week, Kittson Healthcare vaccinated 110 people in the Priority group 1b, which includes people 65 and older, K-12 staff and daycare providers.
For updated information on Kittson County’s vaccination efforts, the public can call the hotline at 218-843-8888. It is being updated regularly, starting with the date of the info. If the date  remains the same for a while, that means there is no new information, but to check back later.

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