Mille Lacs Health System has started giving 3rd dose vaccines to patients who are immunocompromised. These patients can receive this dose 28 days after their last second dose of vaccine. Beginning Sept. 20, other patients can get booster doses. These must be given no earlier than eight months from the last dose in the two-dose series. In both cases, the 3rdand booster doses must be the same type of vaccine you originally received (at MLHS that is the Pfizer vaccine.) The Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not have booster doses available at this time, and Moderna is not available at MLHS. The 3rd dose vaccination for immunocompromised is available by making a nurse appointment at the Onamia clinic.
For people who still need to be vaccinated, the Pfizer vaccine is now FDA-approved, and can be obtained in the same way at MLHS (nurse appointment or at another regularly scheduled appointment). All vaccines are given only at the Onamia clinic. For appointments, call 320-532-3154, press option 1.
The Vaccine phone line also has current information about our vaccine program, (but you can’t make an appointment using this line, it’s informational only.) 320-532-2697.