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Boosters available for 16- and 17-year-olds at Carris Health, CentraCare clinics

Booster shots are available for teens who are 16 and 17 and completed their initial vaccination series more than six months ago.

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People walk into the main Carris Health Clinic on a July 2020 morning in Willmar. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

WILLMARCarris Health and CentraCare are now offering single booster doses for vaccinated teens age 16 and 17.

The shots are available for teens who completed the initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination series more than six months ago.

Parents or guardians must provide consent for the vaccinations.

There are several options for families seeking boosters:

  • Walk in from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Carris Health – Willmar Main Clinic, 101 Willmar Ave. S.W.

  • Walk in to the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at CentraCare South Point, 3001 Clearwater Road, St. Cloud.

  • Receive the booster during a regular clinic visit.

  • Call CentraCare Connect at 320-200-3200 for an appointment at one of several locations.

CentraCare and Carris Health continue to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone ages 5+ at numerous locations in central and west central Minnesota.
COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective, according to a release from Carris Health and CentraCare.

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For more information, visit CarrisHealth.com or talk with your child’s primary care provider.

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