COVID-19 vaccines available across Sanford Northern campuses, Sanford implements new policy requiring employees get the shot

All three brands of COVID-19 vaccines are available across Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

Family Medicine Scheduled appointments (M-F)
Walk-in Clinic Walk-ins (8 a.m.-7 p.m.) and scheduled appointments (both 7 days a week)
Internal Medicine Appointments based on supply availability
Oncology Coordinating with oncology patients and treatment schedules


Children’s Scheduled appointments (M-F)
Bagley Clinic Scheduled appointments offered the first Monday of the month, second doses scheduled after, as needed
Cass Lake Clinic Tuesdays via scheduled appointments
Blackduck Clinic Fridays via scheduled appointments
Park Rapids Clinic Scheduled appointments (M-F)
Walker Clinic Planned clinic days


Vaccine appointments can be made through Sanford’s MyChart, online at, or through a primary care provider.

General questions about COVID-19 vaccines can be directed to the Sanford Health Nurse Line at (701)234-5000, 24/7.

Sanford Health announced Thursday that they will require employees to receive a shot by Nov. 1.

“This is the right thing to do for our patients and residents, people and communities,” said Bill Gassen, president and CEO of Sanford Health.

“As more contagious COVID-19 variants continue to spread and threaten our communities, we must do everything we can to protect each other and our loved ones.”

“Since the emergence of COVID-19, Sanford Health has led the way through every stage of the pandemic, and we should be proud of how we’ve come together to safely care for our communities and each other,” said Jeremy Cauwels, M.D., chief physician at Sanford Health.

“Nearly all new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are among unvaccinated people, and the overwhelming data confirms that the vaccines are not only safe, but the best and most reliable way to prevent transmission of the virus.”

Sanford employees are already required to have several other vaccines, including a flu shot.

Sanford Health will allow certain exemptions for medical or religious reasons, according to a release.

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