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.
Minnesota is at currently vaccinating all individuals 12 years and older. JMHS currently has the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available to eligible individuals that want to be vaccinated. Patients can call to receive the vaccine during regular clinic hours which are Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30 am – 6:30 pm and Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. To schedule an appointment call 320-769-4393.
Vaccine Booster Information
Additional Dose for Immunocompromised vs. Booster Doses…What you need to know:
The CDC is recommending an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine when the immune response following the two-dose primary series is likely to be insufficient. This is recommended for moderately to severely immunocompromised people. These are the recommended considerations for the 3rd dose in the series:
- Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
- Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection (people with HIV and CD4 cell counts <200/mm3, history of an AIDS-defining illness without immune reconstitution, or clinical manifestations of symptomatic HIV infection)
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day when administered for ≥2 weeks), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
If you do not have one of the listed conditions, you are not eligible at this time for the 3rd dose. You should talk to your primary provider if you have any questions.
A booster dose is administered when the initial sufficient immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time. The need and timing of a COVID-19 booster dose has not yet been established by the CDC and not recommended at this time.
We will provide more information when booster doses are recommended. At this time, you can add your name to the vaccine roster by adding your name to the waiting list.
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 Authorized Vaccines
There have been three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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. Click here to watch short videos of our medical providers answering common questions they’ve received regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Importance of Getting Vaccinated
Who Should Get Vaccinated?