COVID-19 Vaccine-2/4/21

Vaccination Information and Resources

To Hmong Home Health Care Clients and Employees:

As you are all aware, the COVID-19 global pandemic has presented us with many challenges and hardships. However, with the distribution of the vaccine now live, we begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel. We very strongly encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as you can because being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and everyone around you from the virus. Please see below for instructions on how to get the vaccine, and we’ve also provided additional information regarding COVID vaccination in Minnesota.

For all recipients, the COVID-19 vaccine will be provided at no cost. However, you may be asked for your health insurance information – this has to do with the organization administering the vaccine potentially being compensated by your insurance company – you will not be charged. You can still get the vaccine if you do not have insurance and/or cannot pay the administration fee.

Below, you will find the most up-to-date information on how to get vaccinated. We will update again as the information changes.

Who can get their vaccine now?
• Minnesotans aged 65 or older
• Health care workers at health care facilities in Minnesota
• Long-term care residents and staff members at long-term care facilities in Minnesota
• Pre-kindergarten through Adult Basic and Community Education school staff members, or contracted school staff members, at schools in Minnesota
• Child-care staff members at licensed and certified child-care centers or programs in Minnesota

However, clients, employees, and anyone 18 and older are highly encouraged to register at the MN COVID-19 Vaccine Connector website for the waitlist: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/. They can also call (833) 431-2053 to sign up over the phone. Once vaccines are available and they are eligible, they will be contacted by the MN Department of Health (MDH).

Clients age 65 and older can still reach out to their health care provider and check the vaccine locator online for available vaccines: tinyurl.com/v9arb35w.

As we continue to receive notifications from MDH and local public health departments, we will continue to update you all. Johnson & Johnson vaccine was just approved recently by the FDA so more vaccines should be available soon. Thank you for your patience!

Here is the current vaccine timeline for Minnesota:
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Additional Information:

MN COVID Response: tinyurl.com/2mhsnn67

MN Department of Health: tinyurl.com/1tvft03k

List of local health departments by city/county: tinyurl.com/10zkzbak