MAY 10, 2021 – Jennifer Fischer, MD and Katherine Helgen, MD answer questions about COVID vaccine from community members. Recorded on Wednesday, April 14. Schedule your vaccination appointment: 507-646-8019 Thank you to Healthy Community Initiative for hosting and recording this Q&A.
Learn more about COVID vaccines: northfieldhospital.org/covid-19-vaccine
APRIL 13, 2021 – Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine has been paused in the U.S. while the CDC and FDA review six cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. All six cases occurred among women ages 18 to 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. With 6.8 million doses given so far, these six cases are fewer than one in a million.
APRIL 9, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is expanding COVID vaccination to people 50 and older without health conditions. We are currently contacting people 53 and older on our waitlist.
We continue to prioritize people with health conditions and essential workers, based on state guidance.
APRIL 2, 2021 – NH+C’s COVID vaccine waitlist is now available in five languages: Spanish, Somali, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and English.
People 16 and older are encouraged to join the waitlist. Find links for each language here: bit.ly/nhc-COVIDvaccine
We’re now focused on vaccinating people age 44-64 with health conditions and essential workers, then people 16+ with health conditions prioritized by the state. We will expand soon to all people 50 and older, then to broader scheduling for everyone 16+.
29 DE MARZO DE 2021 – Todos los de Minnesota mayores de 16 años son elegibles para la vacuna COVID. NH+C ha abierto su lista de espera a personas mayores de 16 años. Únete aquí: https://www.northfieldhospital.org/waitlist-spanish
Ofrecemos citas en orden de factores de riesgo: edad, condiciones médicas y trabajadores esenciales. Esto prioriza a aquellos con mayor riesgo de COVID. Nos ampliaremos en las próximas semanas, en función de los suministros y la capacidad del personal.
MARCH 29, 2021 – All Minnesotans 16 and older are eligible for COVID vaccine. NH+C has opened its waitlist to people 16 and older. Join here: bit.ly/nhc-COVID-vaccine-waitlist
We offer appointments in order of risk factors: age, medical conditions, and essential workers. This prioritizes those at greater risk for COVID. We will expand in the coming weeks, based on supplies and staff capacity.
MARCH 26, 2021 – The state of Minnesota extends eligibility for COVID vaccination on March 30 to include all Minnesotans 16 and older.
NH+C is working on process and capacity to expand vaccination. We will have a waitlist for people 16 and older. We are not scheduling appointments for the general public at this time.
Now, NH+C is vaccinating people 65 and older; people with underlying health conditions; and essential frontline workers, following state priorities.
MARCH 23, 2021 -- NH+C has opened a new Wound Healing Center with specialized treatment for chronic wounds. The center is at Northfield Hospital, serving patients across the region.
Our providers and staff have specialized training in treating difficult-to-heal wounds (wounds that last longer than 2-4 weeks) with advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
March 19, 2021 -- We’re having a Baby Parade! We’re celebrating all the fresh new spaces in our Birth Center . . . and the fresh new faces we welcomed this year! Help us celebrate the finish of construction on our bigger, brighter Birth Center. Join our Baby Parade! All babies born in NH+C's Birth Center are welcome for our Facebook & Instagram parade (psst, it’s a slideshow).
Waitlist open for people with health conditions, and essential workers
MARCH 19, 2021 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is scheduling COVID vaccinations for those under 65 with specific health conditions, and for targeted essential workers. Vaccination also continues for those 65 and older.
NH+C is now contacting people 45 and older with eligible health conditions.