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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

CentraCare Health to offer Immunization Clinic for MMR vaccine this Wednesday

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

With the number of measles cases continuing to rise in Minnesota, CentraCare Health is offering an MMR immunization clinic to ensure as many people as possible are protected through vaccination.

    When: Wednesday, May 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.

    CentraCare Health Plaza – Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
    1900 CentraCare Circle
    St. Cloud, MN
    Prairie East Entrance

    To schedule an appointment, please call 320-200-3200. Walk-ins are welcome but an appointment is preferred.

    The clinic is being offered for specific groups who need the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. They include:

    • All Somali Minnesotan children statewide who received their first dose of the MMR vaccine at least 28 days ago.
    • All children 12 months and older who have not received a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
    • Adults born in 1957 or later who have never received the MMR vaccine and have never had measles.

    The MMR vaccine is given to children in two doses, typically at 12 months and between 4-6 years. The first dose offers good protection, and the second dose provides extra security. The accelerated vaccine schedule recommended is commonly used during outbreaks.

    Those attending are asked to bring immunization records with them, if available, as well as insurance information.

    Anyone who is feeling ill or believes they have been exposed to the measles, should not come to the immunization clinic. They should make an appointment at their regular clinic instead.