Since January 21, 2021, Lakewood Health System has had the opportunity to provide a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to approximately 643 essential caregivers and those 65 years and older in our communities. These vaccinations were made possible using Lakewood’s allocated doses from earlier in the month.
While current vaccine supply is very limited throughout the state, Lakewood is hoping to receive more doses soon to continue vaccinating those in the priority groups outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Allocation and distribution of doses changes rapidly, but Lakewood has a very efficient process in place to continue vaccinations when more doses are received.
“We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to vaccinate as many people as we have thus far, and we look forward to being able to do more soon,” said Lakewood Director of Clinic Operations and Patient Access, Missy Lindow. “Our team has done a great job getting this process up and running, and it is truly awesome to see what we’ve been able to do for so many people already.”
Lakewood’s unique vaccination process includes a drive-thru and mobile fish house in its Staples clinic parking lot which allows people to remain in their vehicle when receiving their shot. Those involved directly in the vaccination process include Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) students and members of the patient access, clinic nursing and EMS teams.
For those 65 years and older who have not yet received their vaccination but would like one, please call 218-894-1515 and choose option #2 to be added to our wait list. The wait list is ONLY for those 65 and older; no one else will be added to the list at this time.