NOVEMBER 4, 2021 – NH+C is starting to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children ages 5-11, following guidance from the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health.
We contact people on our waitlist via phone or text to schedule an appointment. You must hear from us before scheduling an appointment. There is no need to call NH+C until you hear from us.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized in a pediatric dose for children ages 5-11; the CDC recommends vaccination against COVID-19 for all children 5 and older. CDC issued its recommendations on Nov. 2.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all eligible children age 5 and older should get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can. Learn more: healthychildren.org/
COVID vaccination at NH+C takes place in the Northfield Clinic, with a pediatrician on site. We’ll schedule your first and second appointment, three weeks apart. We’ll schedule sibling appointments at the same time.
Capacity is limited. We encourage you to seek other options too. The state’s “Vax for Kids” webpage is searchable by ZIP code: mn.gov/vaxforkids
Rice County Public Health also lists options: www.co.rice.mn.us/528/GET-VACCINATED-COVID-19
COVID vaccination is FREE. There is no out-of-pocket cost. There may be a charge for getting the shot, to cover administration costs for the clinic. This will be billed to insurance.