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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 Reaches Milestone with 100,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare is reaching a milestone in the fight against COVID-19. The 100,000th vaccine dose was administered on Friday, April 2, bringing with it hope and showing the determination in our vaccination efforts.

“When we began administering COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers in late December and then the community on Jan. 18, we never envisioned we’d already be at 100,000 doses by April 2,” said George Morris, MD, Incident Commander for CentraCare’s COVID-19 response. “We will continue these vaccination efforts and look forward to adding to this number until our community can be protected against COVID-19.”

Since January, CentraCare has vaccinated people from Long Prairie to Redwood Falls and Sauk Centre to Monticello. CentraCare's mobile vaccine teams have helped reach underserved populations from Moorhead to the Twin Cities.

With Gov. Tim Walz opening vaccine eligibility to all Minnesotans over the age of 16, CentraCare’s goal is to get as many people vaccinated as possible, focusing on those who need it most. Although supply constraints still dictate our vaccination efforts, we continue to schedule appointments as they become available. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination through CentraCare, visit our online scheduling option or call CentraCare Connect at 320-200-3200.