Dear Northfield Public Schools families,
I want to share some local COVID-19 vaccination opportunities that specifically include 16- and 17-year-old students. The Pfizer-BioNTech is the only COVID-19 vaccine currently available for 16- and 17-year- old students.
Vaccination is the most effective tool we have against COVID-19. In addition to the effectiveness of the vaccine guarding against infection, a vaccinated person no longer needs to quarantine after 14 days following their final dose, if they are a close contact with a COVID positive person.
Northfield Hospital+Clinics has now opened its vaccination clinics to 16- and 17-year-olds.
- These clinics are held every Tuesday and Friday from 8:00 am-4:00 pm.
- You can register for a vaccination appointment by calling 507-646-8019 on weekdays from 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Translators are available.
The Cub Foods pharmacy in Northfield also has access to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. You can make an appointment at Cub Foods by calling 855-282-3663.
This Thursday, April 29, Rice County Public Health will be offering a vaccination clinic for people 18-and-older at the Northfield Community Education Center (the former Greenvale Park Elementary School) from 4 pm-7 pm. You will need to pre-register for this event. Click the “make an appointment” option.
Also, remember these resources:
- The Minnesota Department of Health is prioritizing 16- and 17-year-olds and their parents at Minnesota’s Mall of America Community Vaccination Site. Click here to register.
- You can also sign up for the State of Minnesota Vaccine Connector and can also use the Vaccine Spotter website to secure appointments at pharmacies throughout the state.
These systems may ask you for identification and/or insurance, but they are not required, and no one will be turned away. There is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Again, vaccination is a personal choice. The district wants to make sure families have the resources to access vaccination if desired. Thanks again for your continued support and cooperation during these most challenging times.
Matt Hillmann, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools