Mille Lacs Health System will be changing the way the vaccine is given, beginning Mon., April 26th.
Previously, people 16 years of age and older who wanted a local vaccination were encouraged to sign up for their shots online, or register by phone. The vaccine clinics have been occurring weekly in Onamia at the Lion’s Community Center. However, MLHS will now begin offering the vaccine at our Onamia clinic.
Patients can get the vaccine by making a nurse appointment, or, if they are coming in to see their provider at the Onamia clinic for other care, can get it at that time like any other immunization. Appointments can be made by calling 320-532-3154. There is no charge for the vaccine administration, it is a free service. Walk-ins will be accommodated at the Onamia clinic if it is possible to do so.
Patients need to know that when they receive their first dose they must schedule their second dose (for 21 days later) before leaving the clinic. The responsibility of completing the series will be on the patient; MLHS will not have a way of tracking this anymore.
MLHS will not be giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at this time.