Published on February 03, 2021

Essentia Health moving vaccine clinic to the Miller Hill Mall

In an effort to better serve our patients and non-patients alike, Essentia Health is moving its COVID-19 vaccination clinic to the Miller Hill Mall.

Beginning Friday, Feb. 5, we will be administering vaccines — by appointment only — inside the former Dress Barn space, across from Maurices. Visitors are encouraged to use Door 16, which is tucked between JCPenney and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Previously, our vaccination clinic had been in the Rear Auditorium of Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center.

“We are very excited to be relocating our vaccination efforts to a space in our community that is familiar and convenient,” said Essentia’s Klare Volgren, who oversees clinic operations. “This new location offers more opportunity for us to expand and better serve patients and the general public as our vaccination allocation increases over time.”

While this move affords us a more convenient location to immunize people against the coronavirus, demand continues to far outpace supply. Following guidance from state health departments, across our Minnesota and Wisconsin service areas vaccinations are being offered on a limited basis to health care workers, residents of long-term-care facilities and those in the 65-plus age group. We are using a random-selection process for those 65-plus and will notify them via MyChart — our online patient portal — or a telephone call when it’s their turn.

To register, visit EssentiaHealth.org 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.

For non-Essentia patients who meet the state’s eligibility criteria and reside within Essentia’s service area, we are finalizing a plan to offer a self-attestation along with registration through MyChart. This process will include an attestation to collect employment, risk factors and interest in receiving the vaccine. We support equal access to the vaccine for both Essentia Health and non-Essentia Health patients through a randomized identification process.

At the Miller Hill Mall, our hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; the clinic will be closed Monday and Tuesday.

Since mid-December, Essentia Health has administered about 30,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, including about 10,000 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. We will continue to follow guidance from our state health departments in determining prioritization.

Vaccine allocation and appointments are subject to change and appointments may need to be rescheduled due to vaccine availability.
Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination page for more information, frequently asked questions and to view a webinar recently hosted by Essentia Health that focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines.

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