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Vaccinations open to anyone in Todd County 65 or older: First clinic will be Wednesday, January 20

by Karin L. Nauber

Editor's Note: Please be advised that this clinic is entirely filled for the 290 available vaccinations. Watch the Independent News Herald for upcoming clinics.

As the COVID-19 numbers (case rates and deaths) continue to mount nationwide and worldwide, the vaccine has become a commonplace word for many.

In fact, the worldwide death toll from COVID-related deaths recently surpassed two million just over a year after the virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

In Todd County, the numbers do seem to be going down, but COVID-19 is still holding a solid grip on our communities.

According to Todd County Health and Human Services (HHS) Community Health Manager Katherine Mackedanz, MPH, HHS will be “offering its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic, for Todd County residents who are age 65 and over, on Wednesday, January 20 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Expo Building located at the Todd County Fairgrounds in Long Prairie.”

The clinic requires an appointment.

If you have a COVID-19 vaccine appointment with HHS please follow these instructions prior to your appointment:

• Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Health History Form

• Moderna fact sheet for recipients and caregivers English, Spanish or other languages

• Wear short sleeves to your appointment.

• Enter the Expo Building at the northwest door upon arrival. The Expo Building is located at the Todd County Fairgrounds, 203 9th Street Northeast, Long Prairie.

“We strongly encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccine if it is available to you. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you and your family, co-workers, residents, patients and the community,” according to an article on the Todd County website.

You can call or use the following website to make appointments which must be made in advance. The appointments will be first come, first serve.

Walk-ins will not be accepted. To sign up for the clinic please visit: (Google Chrome is required to access the site).

You may also contact HHS if you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine or need help setting up an appointment. Their number is 320-732-4500.

“This will be the first of many COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for Todd County residents. As more vaccine becomes available, additional vaccination clinics will be scheduled,” said Mackedanz.


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