Across Minnesota, kids 6 months of age and older are getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Children’s Minnesota is among the leaders in this effort, staging vaccination clinics beyond the confines of traditional healthcare buildings, providing vaccines at elementary schools, gyms, parking lots and the YWCA.
“Equality is offering everyone vaccine appointments at our clinics. Everyone has the same opportunity. Equity is realizing not everyone is going to be able to benefit from those clinics and then going out to the community and reaching out to the community to provide what they need when they need it, how they need it, where they need it,” says Adriene Thornton, Manager of Health Equity for Children’s Minnesota.
Listen to Thornton discuss healthcare equity, vaccine safety and the joys of vaccinating entire families below:
More information on vaccine clinic locations, side effects, availability and more can be found at childrensmn.org.
This is work is supported by the Minnesota Department of Health.