COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Getting your vaccination is an important step in keeping yourself, your loved ones and our community safe.

 

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Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Anyone age 6 months or older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at any of our primary care locations.

 

Pediatric vaccination

To learn more about vaccinations for children, visit the State of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Teens website.

 

Booster doses

We offer vaccination boosters at any of our primary care locations. You can also find locations near you offering booster doses by using the Minnesota Department of Health’s Vaccine Connector tool.

 

COVID-19 vaccination FAQs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination.

Let us help answer your questions

Do I have to be a customer with North Memorial Health to receive a vaccination?

No.

I am a North Memorial Health customer. How do I get a vaccination?

We can schedule your appointment today. Simply call 763-581-2273 or schedule through MyChart.

After I receive a vaccine dose, when can I get my next dose?

For those 5 years and older: Your second dose is scheduled 3 – 8 weeks after your first dose.

For those 5 years and older who have gotten at least two doses: You can get a bivalent booster if it has been at least 8 weeks since your last dose. Individuals 5 years and older can only get one booster at this time.

For those 6 months to 5 years: There are 3 doses. The second dose is 3 – 8 weeks after the first, and the third dose is at least 8 weeks after your second. There is not a bivalent vaccine for this age group.

Can I bring someone with me for my appointment?

The safety of our customers and team is our top priority. For customers requiring assistance with their visit – visitors are limited to two healthy individuals. Children under 18 will need to be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian during their vaccination visit.

Will I be billed for the COVID-19 vaccine?

You should not receive a bill for your COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccine itself is supplied by the federal government at no charge. There is an administering billing code that will be charged to your insurance (including Medicare and Medicaid) but is mandated to be covered at 100% and should not lead to a patient responsibility or cost-sharing. If you do not have insurance, the expense for this administering will be covered by the HRSA fund if it is verified you do not have insurance coverage.

I’m a Medicare Advantage Plan participant. Do I need to pay for my vaccination?

No. As long as you provide your Medicare beneficiary ID when registering, the vaccine will be billed to Medicare and 100% covered.

I’m a Medicare Advantage Plan participant. What do I need to do to register for a vaccine appointment?

Please provide your Medicare beneficiary ID when scheduling your appointment. If you’re unable to provide when scheduling, you must bring your Medicare Card to your vaccine appointment. 

I’m a Medicare Advantage Plan participant. What happens if I don’t provide my Medicare beneficiary ID?

You will be financially liable for the vaccine services provided. This is a requirement for the vaccinations purchased and supplied by the federal government.

I have a medical condition that requires I receive a certain brand of vaccine, can you accommodate this?

Because the state determines our vaccine supply and we cannot predict which vaccines will be available and when we are not able to schedule you for a specific brand of vaccine. You are welcome to schedule an appointment and then chose whether you wish to go through with your vaccination once you arrive and determine which brand of vaccine is being administered that day. 

Can my provider write me a letter that states I can only receive a specific vaccine?

Unfortunately, our providers are not able to provide letters to accommodate requests for a specific brand of vaccine at this time.