(Alexandria, MN) One of the biggest challenges for people who are interested in getting vaccinated is trying to connect with a "local" place that can set up an appointment.  The State of Minnesota has set up a website that provides you with a link to places who can accept appointments and therefore provide the vaccine.  You can access it by clicking on this LINK.  Once there you can choose from local vaccination locations as well as the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program.

As of 10:00am Wednesday, February 17th four providers are listed in the city of Alexandria as Health Provider Sites for the vaccine:

While the local vaccine locator currently provides information for seniors, it will expand over time as more Minnesotans become eligible for the vaccine.

Governor Walz announced what's being called a new vaccine connector service.  “We still have a frustratingly limited vaccine supply from the federal government, but every Minnesotan should know their chance to get a vaccine will come. Today, we are connecting them directly to that process,” said Governor Walz. “We need to make it as easy as possible for every Minnesotan to get the vaccine when it’s their turn – no matter where they live and no matter their personal circumstances. The options we’re providing will help make that happen.”  Minnesotans can sign up at mn.gov/vaccineconnector. Minnesotans unable to sign up online can call 833-431-2053 for assistance signing up over the phone.

In Minnesota right now, you are eligible to get vaccinated if you are a: 
  • Minnesotan age 65 or older
  • Health care worker 
  • Long-term care resident or staff member 
  • Pre-kindergarten through Adult Basic and Community Education school staff member, or contracted school staff member
  • Child care staff member at a licensed and certified child care center or program

MORE INFO regarding Alomere Health Vaccine Information:

The Alexandria Clinic has developed a new phone messaging system that will allow patients interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to call and hear if we are taking appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine which is updated weekdays at 9:00am.  Anyone from the community who qualifies according to the MDH’s guidelines may call the Alexandria Clinic at 320.763.5123 and select option ‘2’ to hear the updated message.