Lakewood Health System Administers Over 600 Vaccine Doses in a Week
In the last week, Lakewood Health System has provided their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to approximately 643 people in the Staples area. Those receiving the vaccine have been essential caregivers and those 65 and older.
Lakewood’s unique vaccination process includes a drive-thru and mobile fish house in its Staples clinic parking lot, which allows people to remain in their vehicles when receiving their shots. Allocation and distribution of doses changes rapidly, but Lakewood has a very efficient process in place to continue vaccinations when more doses are received.
Current vaccine supply is very limited throughout the state, but Lakewood is hoping to receive more doses soon to continue vaccinating those in the priority groups outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
They are accepting calls from those over 65 to be added to a waitlist. Those over 65 can call 218-894-1515 and choose option #2 to be added to the waitlist. The waitlist is only for those 65 and older; no one else will be added to the list at this time.