Current On-Campus Availability
While the vaccine is not yet widely available, we are excited to be able to provide a limited number of doses on campus beginning Tuesday, February 16.
To start, faculty, staff, and students designated as part of Phase 1a who have not yet begun the vaccination process will be able to receive the Moderna vaccine on campus while supplies last. If you feel you qualify as Phase 1a, and have not been contacted by the COVID Response team to schedule an appointment, please fill out this form by Monday, February 15, and we will follow up with you.
As additional vaccine doses become available, they will be made available to faculty, staff, and students based on the priority levels identified by the state of Minnesota.
To help get as many eligible individuals vaccinated as possible in the coming days, we are looking for volunteers to help in a variety of roles — from check in to vaccine administration. Prior experience or training is only required for those giving the vaccine, and face shields and medical masks will be provided. Learn more and sign up to volunteer.
Yes. COVID-19 vaccines have gone through the same processes and approvals as other vaccines.
Studies show that the vaccine is effective at preventing illness, and experts also believe the vaccine can help you from becoming seriously ill if you do contract the virus.
After being vaccinated, you may experience soreness at the injection site, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, and/or fever.
Yes. While we know that the vaccine is good at preventing illness, we don’t have enough information about how it impacts transmission to others. For now, it’s still important to continue wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, limiting contacts, and washing your hands
While not required, we are asking members of the St. Kate’s community to let us know when they have received the second dose of the vaccine via the COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Form. You can also enter your vaccine information in the patient portal which can be found on the Health and Wellness Clinic web page. This information will help as we plan for the months ahead.
In order to help MDH track vaccine and dose distribution, you should get your second dose of the Moderna vaccine at the same site where you received your first dose of the vaccine.