COVID-19 Vaccine Availability at Community Health

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September 27, 2021

PARK RAPIDS, MN (September 27, 2021) – CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine walk-in opportunities this week. Please consider getting vaccinated to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and others.

Vaccines are available on a walk-in basis for those who require their primary vaccine series (first or second doses – or a 3rd dose for those with a doctor’s note regarding immunosuppressed status).  Community Health is offering:

  • Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up (under 18 requires parental consent)
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine for ages 18 and up.

Both of these vaccines are available this week. Hours this week for CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health are Monday-Thursday – 8:30am-4:00pm, and Friday 8:30am- 2pm.

  • Moderna vaccine is available for ages 18 and up on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm, please register for an appointment at chisjh.org

At this time Community Health is NOT able to accommodate the recently approved Pfizer booster doses at our walk-in clinics.

Below is information containing booster recommendations and an upcoming CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health COVID-19 Booster Clinic.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) on 9.24.21 for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose in certain populations. The following groups should get a Pfizer booster at least 6 months after their second dose:

The following groups may get a Pfizer booster dose at least 6 months after their second dose, if the personal benefits for them outweigh any personal risks:

  • People ages 18-49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions (see CDC – People with Certain Medical Conditions)
  • People ages 18-64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of where they live or work.

Community Health will be holding a drive-through clinic for 3rd doses of Pfizer vaccine for those who received their 2nd doses at least 6 months ago on 10/14/2021. The clinic will take place in the parking lot at the Community Health location on Highway 34.

Booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not FDA approved and therefore unavailable.

*Despite road construction, the Community Health office remains accessible.

Please call the Community Health office at  218.237.5464 if more information is needed.

About CHI St. Joseph’s Health

CHI St. Joseph’s Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving communities in Hubbard, Becker, Cass and Wadena Counties since 1946. In recent years, CHI St. Joseph’s Health’s award-winning teams received several national honors including: The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in surgery; Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, HealthStrong; WomenCertified’s America’s Best Hospitals Women’s Choice Award in obstetrics; and the Studer Group Fire Starter Healthcare Organization of the Month among other national, regional and state recognitions.

About CHI

Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health systems, was formed in 1996 to strengthen the Catholic health ministry for the future. With deep roots in the tradition of expressing Christ’s love by caring for those in need, Catholic Health Initiatives serves more than four million people each year through acute care hospitals; long-term care, assisted and residential-living facilities; community-based health services; home care; research and development; and reference laboratory services.

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Contact: Sonja Day
Communication/Marketing Manager
CHI St. Joseph’s Health
600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN  56470
218.616.3383

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General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Phone: 218.732.3311
Toll Free: 800.566.3311
Fax: 218.732.1360

General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: 218.732.3311 | Toll Free: 800.566.3311 | Fax: 218.732.1360

Best Hospitals Womens Choice Award Emergency Care 2021