Published on March 03, 2021

Essentia Health expands vaccine scheduling options

Essentia Health facilities continue to vaccinate our communities through a variety of vaccination clinics. We are making it easier for priority groups to get vaccinated.

With the addition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Essentia is experiencing a greater allocation of vaccines and we need your help to ensure we are getting the vaccine out to our community. Essentia is vaccinating people who fit the criteria of being at least 65 years of age and living in our service area, regardless of whether the person is an Essentia patient. There is immediate appointment availability.

If you fit into the category of being at least 65 or if you are a North Dakota resident and have two high-risk medical conditions at any age, please call (833) 494-0836 to schedule your vaccination. Starting Friday, March 5, you can also utilize your MyChart account to make an appointment. To sign up for MyChart, visit and click on the MyChart button in the upper right-hand corner; then click “sign up.” There is also a MyChart app for smart devices.

Through exhaustive clinical trials that featured tens of thousands of patients, vaccines currently available to Essentia Health (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) were found to be highly effective and safe. If you have questions or concerns regarding the vaccine or if you have a history of severe allergic reactions to vaccines or medications, we urge you to contact your primary care provider.

Since December, Essentia Health has given nearly 60,000 vaccines. Vaccine clinics have been held across North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin at Essentia facilities.

Additional information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine can be found by visiting our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

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