Pfizer vaccine has been authorized to vaccinate youth ages 16 and up! LakeWood Health and LakeWood Public Health can obtain Pfizer vaccine to vaccinate our younger population. Minnesota is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, especially among younger Minnesotans. Part of the solution to lowering community spread is ensuring that our teens who can get vaccinated DO GET VACCINATED! And those who can’t, GET TESTED!
Getting vaccinated will help give 16 and 17-year olds the best chance to learn in-person, participate in sports and activities, attend graduation and go to prom. By getting vaccinated these students are also doing their part to protect those who are not able to be vaccinated at this time. Of course, we all still need to remain vigilant about masking, hand washing and social distancing. For those Minnesotans too young to be vaccinated, testing remains critical.
FUN FACT: If someone is fully vaccinated and is exposed, they do not need to quarantine if ALL of the following are true:
The COVID-19 exposure was at least 14 days after their vaccination series was fully completed.
They do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Calling all high schoolers age 16, 17 and 18! Have you signed up for a vaccine? If not, call LakeWood Health at 634-3457 and leave your name and contact information. Students under age 18 will need parent or guardian consent for vaccination.