Latest COVID vaccination update
Weekly Update on Local COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts, as of Feb. 16, vaccination work as of Feb. 13
Faribault County: 1,673 individuals have received at least their first vaccination for COVID-19. 11 percent of the population has received at least one dose.
Martin County: 2,461 individuals have received at least their first vaccination for COVID-19. 11 percent of the population has received at least 1 dose.
Community Health & Human Services received 200 first doses of Moderna vaccine on Feb. 9. All 200 doses were distributed individuals identified in priority group 1A within 72 hours as directed by MDH. All doses were in arms by Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. Population served included educators and childcare providers.
Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont received 204 first dose allocation last week and distributed all by Thursday to patients age 75+.
United Hospital District received 300 first dose allocation last week and all were distributed to patients age 65+ by Friday.
Dulcimer Medical Center received no doses last week.
Plan for week of Feb. 14:
UPDATE 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16
Due to winter weather situations across the nation, Community Health/Human Services has been informed our vaccine doses will be late this week. We anticipate moving our appointments for Feb. 17 to Feb. 19. Community Health/ Human Services is scheduled to receive 200 first dose allocation for next week. 100 is allocated specifically to E-12/childcare and the remaining 100 are allocated to completing any remaining health care providers/first responders needing vaccine as part of Minnesota’s 1A priority group and for 65+ population. Human Services will be reaching out to individuals who submitted interest on the COVID-19 vaccine survey who are over age 65 and in the order in which they were submitted. Individuals interested in receiving a vaccine can enter their contact information at this link to be added to our list: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VaxsurveyFM.
Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont is scheduled to receive 354 doses for next week for the 75+ population. MCHS-Fairmont will reach out to you when it’s time to schedule your appointment. Appointments fill up quickly as vaccine supply continues to be extremely limited.
United Hospital District is scheduled to receive 100 first dose allocations this coming week for the 75+ population. UHD will reach out to patients when it’s time to schedule your appointment. Appointments fill up quickly as vaccine supply continues to be extremely limited.
Dulcimer Medical Center is not scheduled to receive any new 1st dose allocations this coming week.
All partnering entities listed above are part of the South-Central Minnesota Health Care Coalition. Beginning this week, allocations for non-affiliated medical clinics and pharmacies will be allocated vaccine by the state of Minnesota through this coalition. For the week of Feb. 14, the 11-county region received a total of 700 doses of vaccine for distribution to clinics and pharmacies. The state will continue to allocate vaccine directly to the large 10 hospital systems who will allocate their allotments of vaccine within their systems. Larger pharmacies (Walmart, CVS, Thrifty White, Walgreens) will receive direct allocations from the federal government. Local Public Health agencies also receive a separate allotment from the State of Minnesota. Information about the South Central Health Care Coalition can be found at this URL: South Central Healthcare Coalition | Minnesota (scmnhc.org)
As a reminder:
Planning is underway – if individuals would like to be contacted by e-mail, phone or mail when it is your turn to receive the vaccine, you can provide your contact information in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VaxsurveyFM. If you do not have access to the internet or need help completing the form, you can call 507-238-4757 and someone will take down your information and include you on the list.