Welia Health offers vaccines to people 65 and older
As part of a joint effort with Kanabec County Community Health, Welia Health will be offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 8am–2pm on Friday, March 5.
Please note, vaccines are available by appointment only. Appointments are limited at this time due to the limited supply of doses allocated from the State of Minnesota.
- Minnesotans ages 65 and over
If you’re 65 or older, follow five easy steps to get your COVID-19 vaccine.
1. Schedule an appointment
- Click either link: Link 1P or Link 2M to schedule an appointment online.
- To schedule, you will need to be a current Welia Health patient (seen by a provider within the last three years) OR a Kanabec or Pine County resident.
- No walk-ins.
2. Check in at the Welia Center
- On the day of your appointment, arrive and check in at the Welia Center (formerly the Community Wellness Center), located at 200 N 9th St, Mora, no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your appointment. This will help ensure social distancing. Remember, masks are required.
- Bring a current ID.
- The vaccine is free for everyone.
3. Get your shot!
- You’ll review safety information with a nurse, including a fact sheet from either Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna (depending upon the specific doses allocated), then sign the vaccination agreement before getting your shot.
- Thank you for helping to stop the spread of COVID-19!
4. Relax for 15 minutes
- Following your vaccination, you will need to sit for 15 minutes to ensure you do not experience an allergic reaction.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions, you will need to sit for 30 minutes for observation.
- During the observation period, a representative will schedule your second dose 21 days or 28 days from the date of your first dose, depending upon which vaccine you receive.
5. Review COVID-19 information flyers
- Before you leave, you’ll receive an FAQ flyer from either Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna, and another called, What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine, outlining common side effects and steps to keep yourself and others safe.
If you think you might be having an allergic reaction, go to a hospital or call 9-1-1. If you have side effects that do not go away after a few days, call your primary care provider at 320.679.1313.
As the supply of COVID-19 vaccines increase in the weeks and months ahead, here’s how you can stay up to date.
- Sign up for email updates from Welia Health
- Visit our COVID-19 update page at weliahealth.org/coronavirus
- Follow social media accounts
- Listen to the local radio stations
- Watch your local papers
- Call the Kanabec County Community Health hotline at 320.679.6464 for a recorded message
- Check the Minnesota Department of Health website