Published on May 24, 2021

Essentia Health St. Mary’s relocates vaccine distribution - Detroit Lakes, MN

Beginning today, Essentia Health will administer COVID-19 vaccinations at the Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic, located at 1027 Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes.

Vaccinations will be available between 8:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. on the following days:

  • Monday, May 24
  • Tuesday, May 25
  • Thursday, May 27
  • Friday, May 28

Vaccinations will be available at the North Campus building, located at 114 E Frazee Street, on Wednesday, May 26 from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be the last day vaccinations will be available at the North Campus building.

Moving forward, all vaccinations will be given at the Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic between 8:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Vaccinations are available to anyone age 12 and older. You do not need to be a patient of Essentia Health to receive a vaccination. Anyone under the age of 18 must have parent or legal guardian consent to be eligible for the shot. Parents or guardians can print and sign this consent form or they can accompany their child to the clinic.

Both walk-ins and scheduled appointments will be available. Patients and non-patients can make an appointment through Essentia’s MyChart patient portal or by calling (833) 494-0836.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called the safety monitoring for COVID vaccines “the most intense and comprehensive in U.S. history.” Through the first 150 million doses administered in the U.S., there were about 50,000 adverse reactions, with less than 8,000 of those categorized as serious. That equates to a 0.0003% chance of adverse reaction for the overall population.

All three vaccines currently available in the U.S. — Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — are remarkably effective at preventing COVID infections, and all three are almost 100% effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths.

Learn more about Essentia’s vaccination efforts.