- By Deb Balzer
Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester Aug.17-28
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, continues to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff. Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under 18.
The vaccines used at the clinics are the Moderna and Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Both vaccines can be used for people over 18. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for those 12 and older. Both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are given in a two-dose series. The second dose for Moderna is given 28 days after the first, and the second dose for Pfizer is given 21 days after the first.
If you receive either of these vaccines, you will need to schedule your second dose.
People who are eligible may also go to the walk-in clinics to receive the newly approved third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised patients.
At all locations, nurses administering these COVID-19 vaccines will explain side effects, risks and benefits.
Rochester walk-in clinics through August
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in Phillips Hall on the first floor of the Siebens Building on these dates:
- Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walk-in clinics also will be held in the 41st Street Professional Building, 4115 West Frontage Road NW, street level, on these dates:
- Aug. 17 from 2 to 7 p.m.
- Aug. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Aug. 19 from 2 to 7 p.m.
- Aug. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon.
- Aug. 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Aug. 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Aug. 26 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Aug. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Aug. 28 from 8 am. to noon.
Note these tips for kids:
- Before the vaccination, encourage children to drink plenty of fluids and eat a meal or snack.
- During the vaccination, children may be offered one of two ways to help them be more comfortable. One option is Buzzy, a small vibrating pack held on the area of skin where the injection will be given. The second option is a cooling spray. Both options numb the area for a short time. Distract children from the injection by decreasing the focus on what is happening. For example, encourage children to look away. Talk to children about upcoming plans or something they enjoy. Or ask children to sing or wiggle their toes. Most kids say the injection is only a little uncomfortable, and it is over quickly.
- After the vaccination, children may feel like fainting. If children feel this way, encourage them to sit down and rest until they feel better.
Read more about COVID-19:
- Mayo Clinic to administer an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine to moderately, severely immunocompromised people 12 and older.
- COVID-19 booster for immunocompromised people: What does the term mean?
- Mayo Clinic expert discusses breakthrough COVID-19 cases.
For the safety of its patients, staff and visitors, Mayo Clinic has strict masking policies in place. Anyone shown without a mask was either recorded prior to COVID-19 or recorded in a nonpatient care area where social distancing and other safety protocols were followed.
Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date.
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