COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Herky with a mask and band aid encourages Winhawks to roll up their sleeves

Winona County is partnering with Winona Area Public Schools to provide easy access to COVID-19 vaccination for all our children and families.

In its review, the FDA advisory committee found the Pfizer vaccine is safe for children. It has been carefully studied in children ages 5-11 years, just like it was for people 12 and older. This process is called a clinical trial and all authorized vaccines have gone through it. Only vaccines shown to be safe and effective are authorized to be used. So, your child will be in good hands. 

Not only is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children, but it is also highly effective at preventing severe illness. The vaccine will help protect your child, family, friends, and loved ones from COVID-19, and it will help them stay safe during school, sports, and other social activities. 

Vaccine clinics will be held in our school buildings at the following dates, times and locations:

Date and Time Location Registration Link

Tuesday, Nov. 16
2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Jefferson Elementary
1268 W. 5th St.

 Jefferson Registration Link
Wednesday, Nov. 17
4 p.m. to 7 p.m
Winona Middle School
1570 Homer Road
Winona Middle School Registration Link
Friday, Nov. 19
7:30 a.m. to noon
W-K Elementary
365 Mankato Ave.
W-K Registration Link
Friday, Nov. 19
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Goodview Elementary
5100 W. 9th St.
Goodview Registration Link

Now that the CDC has approved the vaccine for 5-11 and your child is eligible, Minnesota families can:

As a bonus, Winona County is offering anyone who receives their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine between November 1 and December 31 a $50 VISA gift card. The incentives will be distributed to individuals of any age at future clinics.

All-in-all this is great news for our kids. As the Delta variant drives the fourth wave of cases in the state, we know that kids aren’t immune from the severe effects of COVID-19. Since the end of summer, pediatric cases of COVID-19 have more than doubled. Between July 1 and Oct. 26, there have been more than 45,200 pediatric cases and more than 300 child hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in Minnesota. We also know that serious COVID-19 cases can occur in healthy children (about 25% of COVID-19 pediatric deaths in the US have occurred in healthy children) and common underlying conditions like asthma and obesity can put kids at an even greater risk of severe illness.

Now is the time to get prepared to vaccinate your children age 5 and older. If you have questions about vaccines, your pediatrician or family physician can be an excellent source of information. You can also get more information from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In its review, the FDA advisory committee found the Pfizer vaccine is safe for children. It has been carefully studied in children ages 5-11 years, just like it was for people 12 and older. This process is called a clinical trial and all authorized vaccines have gone through it. Only vaccines shown to be safe and effective are authorized to be used. So, your child will be in good hands. 

Not only is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children, but it is also highly effective at preventing severe illness. The vaccine will help protect your child, family, friends, and loved ones from COVID-19, and it will help them stay safe during school, sports, and other social activities. 

We all want a world in which our kids can just be kids again — the vaccine helps get us there. 

P.S. For those families with children ages 12 and older who have not been vaccinated, now is the time to get them their shot. Talk to your child’s health care provider or find a vaccine location near you on vaccines.gov or mn.gov/vaccine. 

Top 4 Reasons to Get Vaccinated: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/vaxteen.pdf  

What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/vaxtruths.pdf