Published on August 10, 2021

Essentia Health offering back-to-school vaccination opportunities

With the start of the school year about a month away, now is the time to consider getting eligible children—those ages 12 and up—a COVID-19 vaccine.

Doing so will protect them and their classmates by reducing the risk of contracting the virus. Please note that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is the only one thus far approved for children between the ages of 12-17.

As COVID case counts increase across our region thanks to the highly contagious delta variant, it’s critically important to be vaccinated. Vaccination remains the best method for preventing COVID and its transmission, and ending the global pandemic.

Currently, Essentia is offering the vaccination in our primary care clinics. Patients can schedule an appointment through the MyChart patient portal or by calling (833) 494-0836. You also can call your local Essentia Health clinic for more information about vaccine opportunities.