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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Information 507-865-5062

Southwest Health & Human Services is collecting the following information to assist with planning  vaccinations for the COVID-19 virus. The information you are providing will assist us in that effort. Your information will be used to determine when you may be eligible for the vaccine and for us to contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine. This information will be used only for that purpose and will be used only by employees of SWHHS. You do not have to provide all of this information, but if you do not, your ability to access these services may be impacted.

Minnesota is still working with a limited supply of vaccine and cannot determine specific timelines for vaccine administration.

**Signing up on this list does NOT register you for a vaccine.** You will be notified when we have a clinic available and you will be given further instruction on how to register.

 

You are probably hearing a lot of information about COVID-19 vaccines right now. We wanted to answer some common questions about how COVID-19 vaccines are being made.

Click here to watch a video with more information about COVID-19 vaccines.

Find more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseas... and https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotan...

You should stay away from others for 14 days if:

  • Someone in your home has COVID-19.
  • You live in a building with other people, where it's hard to stay away from others and easy to spread the virus to multiple people, like a long-term care facility.

You may consider being around others after 10 days if:

  • You do not have any symptoms.
  • You have not had a positive test for COVID-19.
  • No one in your home has COVID-19, and you do not live in a building with other people, where it's hard to stay away from others and easy to spread the virus to multiple people, like a long-term care facility.

 Even after 10 days you must still:

  • Watch for symptoms through day 14. If you have any symptoms, stay home, separate yourself from others, and get tested right away.
  • Continue to wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet away from other people.

 

You may consider being around others after seven days only if:

  • You get tested for COVID-19 at least five full days after you had close contact with someone with COVID-19, and the test is negative.
  • You do not have any symptoms.
  • You have not had a positive test for COVID-19.
  • No one in your home has COVID-19, and you do not live in a building with other people, where it's hard to stay away from others and easy to spread the virus to multiple people, like a long-term care facility.

Even after seven days you must still:

  • Watch for symptoms through day 14. If you have any symptoms, stay home, separate yourself from others, and get tested right away.
  • Continue to wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet away from other people.

 

You cannot end your quarantine before seven days for any reason.

More information about these updated recommendations is available at:

 

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

The best way to prevent this infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

Public Health has been working diligently over the past several weeks with community partners including: hospitals and clinics, emergency managers and law enforcement, schools, counties and cities, businesses, faith-based organizations, etc. We’ve been working as a collective community to be prepared for this emergency.

The Minnesota Department of Health has recommendations for:

  • Communities
  • Individuals and Families
  • Schools and Child Care
  • Workplaces
  • Community and Faith-Based Organizations
  • Health Care Settings and Health Care Providers.

These recommendations include those who have underlying medical conditions.

The latest information can be found at these reliable sources:

MDH COVID-19 hotline number has changed:

It is 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The mental health Crisis line is available at **CRISIS (**274747).

The Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER) has a new COVID-19 (Spanish) HOTLINE.

HACER

Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research

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COVID-19 (Spanish) HOTLINE: 651-304-6145

Are you:

1.   Seeking COVID-19 related support in your native language?

2.   Needing help accessing resources such as food and housing?

3.   Wanting additional information related to COVID-19?

Our specialists provide information in English and in Spanish regarding available resources, brought to you on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC.

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