The new eligible age range for boosters begins to get vaccinated
Since it was announced ages 18 and up are now eligible to get a booster shot more people have been setting up their appointments.
And just after St. Louis County Public Health opened a couple vaccination clinics in the northland to assist in vaccination of children, the booster folks are now coming in for theirs.
Saturday morning as a busy morning for nurses working at First United Methodist Church. Nurse Hillary says, “with the recent ok for anyone to be getting a booster over the age of 18 people are just excited to get it to add another layer of protection."
Amongst those getting vaccinated are college students. Katie Hauer says, “I just wanted to be able to get a booster in before the holidays and for the rest of the year as soon as I could."
For Katie Hauer getting the booster and gaining an extra protection was very important to her health and for others.
"I really don’t want myself to get sick but i really don’t want to spread anything to others is the main thing. So I’m doing as much as I can to prevent that”, the college student says.
Katie went with her roommate and the two say the clinic’s process for getting a booster was simple. She says, "This one was super easy to find. Actually a friend of mine found it, sent me the link, and then it was it was really easy to sign up. And it was really convenient, a few minutes’ drive away, and I didn’t have to set up an account or anything."
That seems to be the goal for St. Louis County Public Health, "We are just trying to just have clinics in different places and at really different times so that we can make it as easy as possible for people”, says Nurse Hillary.
And the easy accessible location of the Coppertop is perfect for those health officials as well. The nurse says, "We are glad that Duluth is relatively close to everything so if need be we always have the ability to go and get more vaccine from our home base."