Primary Care in Rochester and Kasson

More COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled

6/10/2021

COVID Vaccination Clinic

Mayo Clinic in Rochester continues to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff age 12 and older who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have four opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Children under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

  • Thursday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Superior Drive Support Center, room 1-250 (this event is for Superior Drive Support Center staff and their family members)
  • Thursday, June 10, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Mayo's 41st Street Professional Building at 4115 West Frontage Road NW, street level
  • Friday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Phillips Hall, Siebens 1
  • Tuesday, June 15, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Mayo's 41st Street Professional Building at 4115 West Frontage Road NW, street level
  • Wednesday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Phillips Hall, Siebens 1
  • Thursday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Superior Drive Support Center, room 1-500 cafeteria (this event is for Superior Drive Support Center staff and their family members)
  • Thursday, June 17, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Mayo's 41st Street Professional Building at 4115 West Frontage Road NW, street level
  • Friday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Phillips Hall, Siebens 1
  • Saturday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to noon, in Mayo's 41st Street Professional Building at 4115 West Frontage Road NW, street level

Tips for kids prior to vaccination

Children 12 and older are welcome to attend these walk-in clinics, but they need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Prior to receiving the vaccine, kids should drink plenty of fluids and have a good meal or snack beforehand. For pain relieving measures, there's Buzzy the Bee, a vibrating and cold pain reliever and Pain Ease, a cold spray. The caregiver will offer to comfort and distract your child during the appointment. Parents and guardians should be aware that the child might feel faint after the vaccination and may need to sit down and rest for a few minutes. 

Mayo Clinic in Rochester is planning for more walk-in clinics with more convenient dates and times for when children are out of school. 

All 3 COVID-19 vaccines to be available

The type of vaccine provided differs by clinic location and patient. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for adults 18 and older. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for those 12 and older. 

While the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is given as one dose, the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are given in a two-dose series. The second dose for Moderna is given 28 days after the first, and the second dose for Pfizer is given 21 days after the first. If you receive either of these vaccines, you will need to schedule your second dose. 

There are several ways to schedule your second dose: 

  • You can schedule your second dose as you leave the walk-in clinic. 
  • You can call (77)8-4040 or 507-538-4040 to see if a second dose appointment can be scheduled at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. 
  • You can schedule your vaccination appointment using Patient Online Services

Patients from other parts of Minnesota can check vaccine availability using the state vaccine locator website. Patients or visitors who are traveling or are from out of state can check their state health department's COVID-19 vaccine site for a location near them to schedule their second dose. 

Nurses administering these COVID-19 vaccines will explain side effects, risks and benefits.