In partnership with M Health Fairview and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Community Action is hosting two more free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at our St. Paul headquarters (450 Syndicate Street North, St. Paul). These are walk-in clinics and all our welcome, including children under the age of 5. We are offering the Pfizer vaccine and participants can get any shot in the series, including the first or second shot in their primary vaccine series or their first of second booster. Gift cards will also be available to participants as long as supplies last.
The first clinic will take place tomorrow, August 11, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, in the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Room (Suite 20). And, the second clinic will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at both the same time (2:00 pm to 6:00 pm) and the same place (Paul and Sheila Wellstone Room at the Community Action Resource Center).
Please bring your current vaccine card (if you have one), so that it can be properly updated by clinic staff. Nevertheless, you are not required to do so. Likewise, you are not required to provide identification, insurance information, or proof of eligibility. For any questions or additional details on our free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or view the flyer that accompanies this blog. And, for more information on the importance of booster shots, see below.
The Importance of COVID-19 Booster Shots
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), boosters are critical to protecting oneself from serious illness (and death) should you become infected with COVID-19. In addition, being up-to-date on your COVID-19 boosters means you do not need to quarantine if you are exposed and not experiencing symptoms.
The CDS recommends that anyone 5 years of age and older should get a booster after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccine series. Current guidelines recommend the first booster shot should be received at least five months after the final dose in the primary series.
A second booster is recommended for adults 50 years of age and older as well as anyone 12 and older who is moderately or severely immunocompromised. The second booster should be received at least 4 months after the first. To learn more about when you or your child should to get a booster shot, please visit the CDC’s dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.