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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

COVID-19 Booster Availability Expanded to Children Ages 12-15 at CentraCare

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Children, ages 12-15, who completed their initial COVID-19 vaccination series more than five months ago are now eligible to receive a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Anyone age 12 and older has the following options for receiving a booster at CentraCare and Carris Health:

  • Call CentraCare Connect at 320-200-3200 for an appointment at one of several locations.
  • Receive the vaccine during a regular primary care clinic visit.
  • Walk-in to the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at CentraCare South Point, located at 3001 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

CentraCare will be holding a vaccine clinic this Saturday, January 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CentraCare South Point. Appointments are appreciated but walk-ins will be accepted.

A parent or guardian must provide consent for vaccination of minors.

COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective. For more information, please visit or talk to your provider.