The vaccine is here, and everyone over the age of 16 is eligible in the Northland. WDIO reports this morning that Essentia Health is offering walk in appointments beginning Thursday, April 22 at their vaccination clinic located in the Miller Hill Mall.

I also had the chance to talk with St. Luke's clinic lead Kelly today and St. Luke's also has open appointments, and they are encouraging people to schedule an appointment. Walk ins are also allowed as well.

Everyone over 16 and older is eligible for the vaccine.

All U.S. adults 16 and older can get a vaccine. For these appointments it only applies to people receiving their first dose. Once you have your first dose they will schedule your second dose.

There are some limits for the amount of appointments per day.

Essentia has said that they can handle up to 200 appointments per day. St. Lukes has said that they have roughly 700 doses available.

What vaccines are being administered?

St. Luke's says they currently have the Pfizer vaccine available. Essentia Health is giving Pfizer vaccines Thursday April 22 - Saturday April 24. Beginning Monday April 26, they will have the Moderna shot available.

When are the clinics and appointments available?

Essentia's clinic in the Miller Hill Mall is open Monday through Friday 10am - 6pm. Saturday it is open 10am-2pm.  You can walk in at the clinic in the mall, sign up online or call Essentia to schedule an appointment at 1-844-663-1068.

St. Luke's is offering walk in appointments at their clinic located at 9th Avenue and East 1. at their downtown campus from 7:30am-4:30 pm through this Friday April 23. You can also schedule it online or by using their app. Call 218-249-4200.

The government is paying for the vaccines, so they are free for you to receive.

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