Dear Northfield Public Schools Families,
Vaccination is one of the best tools we have to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC has recommended the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11 beginning immediately. While vaccination is a family choice, the district wants to provide information for families who seek vaccination for their children.
If you have questions about the vaccine for your child, the best source of information is your pediatrician. The Minnesota Department of Health also maintains this website with resources for families to understand more about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children.
The district has partnered with Rice County Public Health to offer a community vaccination clinic, including doses for children ages 5-11, at the Northfield Community Education Center (the former Greenvale Park building) on Nov. 18 from 3:30-6:00 pm. You can click here to learn more about that clinic and other Rice County Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics. You can register for the Nov. 18 clinic here.
Parents can register for appointments at Northfield Hospital+Clinics, Cub Foods Pharmacy, and Allina Clinic in Northfield. The Minnesota Department of Health maintains this database of vaccine providers.
As a point of information, fully vaccinated students do not need to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (as long as they don’t have any symptoms).
Thank you, once again, for your support and partnership as we try to finally leave this global health pandemic behind us.
Matt Hillmann, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools