St. Luke’s Prepares to Open COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
St. Luke’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will soon open at St. Luke’s Hospital.
St. Luke’s COVID-19 Clinic is tentatively set to open in early February for patients who are 65 years and older. It will be open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. St. Luke’s is planning to offer 250 vaccine appointments per day, with the plan to increase that number as state vaccine allocations permit. Appointments may need to be rescheduled, based on vaccine availability.
“We are trying to share as much information as possible, yet I want to emphasize information may change because this is a fluid situation,” St. Luke’s Interim Co-President/CEO Dr. Nick Van Deelen said. “I know it’s not always easy to wait, but I want to thank people for their patience as we navigate these unprecedented times together.”
St. Luke’s will distribute the vaccine based on state guidelines that determine who is eligible to receive it. Those who are eligible and wish to get the vaccine must schedule an appointment. Walk-in appointments will not be allowed.
A system to register for a vaccination appointment is being developed. St. Luke’s will provide complete details in the near future. In the meantime, please do not call your Minnesota clinic or provider for a vaccine appointment.
Across the bridge in Wisconsin, St. Luke’s Mariner Medical Clinic in Superior has been designated a vaccine distribution site by the Wisconsin Department of Health. The clinic has a very limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine for those 65 years and older.
“It’s a privilege to be able to offer this vaccine to our patients,” Dr. Van Deelen added, “and know that we are committed to vaccinating as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.”
People are encouraged to keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 vaccine information at slhduluth.com/COVIDvaccine.