COVID-19 vaccination blitz at Sanford Park Rapids

Sanford Health will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine blitz from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, May 24, at the Sanford Park Rapids Clinic—110 Seventh St. W, Park Rapids, MN 56470.

The clinic will be offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only to anyone who is 12 years old or older and would like a vaccine. Being a patient of Sanford Health is not a requirement.

Vaccinations will only be administered with an appointment. To schedule an appointment for the vaccination event in Park Rapids, community members can call (877) 701-0779.

What to expect

Upon calling the vaccine clinic phone number, patients will be instructed where/when to go to receive their vaccine. The appointment and COVID-19 vaccine are at no cost to the recipient.

People will be observed on-site for 15 minutes after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The most common side effects are injection site pain, soreness and swelling.

Preferences for which brand of vaccine a person receives will not be accepted. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine does not require a second booster dose.

Due to current manufacturer age restrictions, those who are 12-17 years old may not receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or the Moderna vaccine, however, they may receive the Pfizer vaccine.

If you are unsure about getting the vaccine or would like to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, please call the Sanford Health Nurse Line—(800) 821-5167—or view the many helpful resources at sanfordhealth.org.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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