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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

Maintain Your Protection From COVID-19 — Schedule Your Booster

Published in For the Health of It Author: CentraCare

To help fight COVID-19 and its new variants – the CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older to get fully vaccinated. And for everyone ages 18 and older who has received their first series, to get a booster shot.

This Saturday, CentraCare – Becker Clinic is hosting a COVID-19 booster clinic on December 11 from 8 am to 12 pm. Call CentraCare Connect at 320-200-3200 to schedule an appointment at this booster clinic. The phone staff can also discuss with you other times and locations where you can schedule your booster shot.

You can also use the online scheduling tool at to schedule your booster dose of the COVID vaccine at CentraCare – South Point in St. Cloud.

Who Qualifies For a Booster Shot?

  • For those who previously got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, they should get a booster two months after their first shot.
  • For those who got previously got the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, they should get a booster six months after their last shot.

For Those Needing to Schedule Their First COVID-19 Vaccine

Those looking to schedule a first or second dose appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine have two options:

  • For those who are 5 years of age and older, call CentraCare Connect at 320-200-3200
  • Individuals 18 years and older may conveniently schedule first dose vaccine appointments online at

For More Information

Vaccines have been proven effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Review common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.