MANKATO, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System sites in the Southwest Minnesota region will begin offering vaccine doses to children ages 5 and under beginning July 7.
COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This includes studies in children ages 6 months to 5 years old.
Patients eligible for the initial series of COVID-19 vaccine at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System locations have been identified and will be contacted through Patient Online Services to schedule an appointment.
Beginning Tuesday, July 5, parents and legal guardians may schedule appointments for children ages 6 months to 5 years old. They can schedule their children's appointments to be vaccinated for COVID-19 using their Patient Online Services caregiver account or by contacting their local primary care location.
Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone, including children, be vaccinated for COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of getting infected with COVID-19, or of becoming seriously ill or dying if infected. The more children who are vaccinated, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread and produce variants. This also keeps daycares and schools open and available.
About Mayo Clinic Health System Mayo Clinic Health System has a physical presence in 44 communities and consists of 53 clinics, 16 hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality physical and virtual health care close to home.
Press ContactAmanda Dyslin