As we move closer to the end of the pandemic, Isanti County Public Health continues to provide COVID-19 vaccines. Isanti County Public Health administered their first COVID-19 vaccines in January, and has since given over 11,000 COVID-19 vaccines. In an average year, ICPH usually gives around 200 vaccines.
Isanti County Public Health has provided COVID-19 vaccines in a variety of places, including the Isanti County Government Center, local schools, drive-through clinics, and mobile clinics at churches, worksites, and housing facilities. We have reached out to the community through direct mailings, press releases, social media, and our county website.
Currently everyone ages 12 and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Those 12-17 can receive the Pfizer vaccine, and those 18 and older can receive the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines.
Starting in June, every Monday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., Isanti County Public Health will provide COVID-19 vaccines at the Isanti County Government Center (555 18th Ave. SW, Cambridge) to those 12 and older.
Participants will have the option of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted.Anyone ages 12-17 must have a parent/guardian present in order to receive the vaccine. You do not need insurance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and you will not be charged for the COVID-19 vaccine.
To register for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Isanti County Government Center, visit:
For those looking for COVID-19 vaccines at other locations, you can visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ to search by type of vaccine and location.
“First and foremost I want to say how proud I am by the effort of Isanti County Health and Human Services in vaccinating the residents of Isanti County. I also want to thank the community at-large for providing volunteers and opening up their doors for Isanti County to provide vaccinations,” Isanti County Commissioner Terry Turnquist said. “I would encourage everyone who can and is open to it to reach out to Isanti County to get a COVID-19 vaccine. It has been a long road and unfortunately getting vaccinated became political. I respect everybody’s decision either way on this issue, but as a soon to be 60-year-old with a health issue, the decision to get vaccinated was easy.”
If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, you can talk with your healthcare provider. You can also find trusted COVID-19 vaccine information by visiting https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html. Call or email Isanti County Public Health (763-689-4071 or ICPH@co.isanti.mn.us) with questions about getting a vaccine from Isanti County Public Health.
We are almost at the end of the pandemic, but we all need to continue to do our part. To protect your loved ones and yourself, consider getting vaccinated if you haven’t already.
Minnesota COVID-19 Public Hotline: For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 1-833-431-2053 (Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) For more information about COVID-19, visit the Minnesota Department of Health www.health.state.mn.us or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/ websites. Follow Isanti County Public Health on Facebook and Instagram for local messages.