JMHS is following the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information related to the COVID-19 vaccine to keep our staff and community educated about its effectiveness and availability. We anticipate that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will be one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19.
To better serve our communities and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to our patients with greater efficiency and less frustration, JMHS is using the following approach.
JMHS staff will proactively call patients eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. We are using birthdates to prioritize appointments, starting with the oldest patients first. Patients 65+ who have been seen by a JMHS provider within the last 18 months, including patients 65+ considered at the highest risk for complications from the COVID-19 virus, have been prioritized and will be contacted first.
Three important things to know:
- If you receive a call but miss it, JMHS will not leave a message. We kindly ask you not call back as we will need to keep phone lines available for other patients seeking care. Rest assured, we will call you back.
- You can’t receive the COVID-19 vaccine if you have had any other vaccines in the past 14 days.
- If you have received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma for treatment of COVID-19, you need to wait 90 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine series.
Once the Minnesota Department of Health can provide greater predictability in vaccine distribution and shipments, JMHS will schedule additional community clinics. Thank you for your patience.
Getting Your Vaccine
If you have been contacted to receive the vaccine please use the following instructions:
- Wear short sleeved or a loose shirt to receive your vaccine.
- Please attend the appointment alone, unless you are in need of assistance, you can bring 1 person with you.
- Please arrive at the time of your appointment. Your scheduled time is for you, and will not be given to someone else. You will be asked to wait in your car if you arrive early.
- You will need to stay after your immunization for 15 minutes to ensure you do not have an adverse reaction.
Please park on the South side of the JMHS parking lot near the Care Center main entrance. Please DO NOT park on the street. We need it open for people to drop off and pick up and for the bus. If you need assistance, please let us know at the time of your appointment. Enter the building through the Care Center main entrance and you will be greeted and directed from there.
If you are a JMHS patient and/or a Minnesota resident you can be placed on our waiting list. Please click the button below. You will be notified when you are eligible to receive the vaccine.Waiting List
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Review these commonly asked questions related to the vaccination, so that once it is your turn to be vaccinated, you have the information you need to make the decision for yourself.
Importance of Getting Vaccinated
Who Should Get Vaccinated?