PUBLIC HEALTH


COVID-19 Vaccination:
If you would like to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine, please contact Kirsten at 320-679-6323. 

COVID-19 Booster Doses Eligibility (non-immunocompromised):
  Pfizer Booster Eligibility:
  ~Ages 12+ may receive a booster dose if it has been 5 months since you've received your 2nd dose of Pfizer. (updated 1/6/2022)
  Moderna Booster Eligibility:
  ~ Ages 18+ may receive a booster dose of Moderna if it has been 5 months since your 2nd dose of Moderna.
  Johnson & Johnson Eligibility:
  ~If you received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and it's been 2 months, you are eligible to receive a booster dose. (There is limited availability of Johnson & Johnson)

COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised:
People with immunocompromising conditions or people who take immunosuppressive medications or therapies are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. Because the immune response following COVID-19 vaccination may differ in moderately or severely immunocompromised people, specific guidance for this population is provided. Use of mRNA vaccines is preferred. (CDC Guidance)

  • Pfizer Vaccine (5 years and older): The second dose is administered 3 weeks after the first dose; the third dose is administered at least 4 weeks after the second dose.
  • Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (18 years and older): The second dose is administered 4 weeks after the first dose; the third dose is administered at least 4 weeks after the second dose. The dose is 100 mcg (0.5 ml) for all doses in the primary series.

Kanabec County Community Health is available to administer COVID-19 vaccine and Influenza Vaccine to those who are unable to leave their home. Please contact us to schedule a vaccine appointment: 320-679-6323.


Kanabec County Community Health
905 East Forest Avenue, Suite 127
Mora, MN 55051
Ph. 320.679.6330   Fax 320.679.6333
Director: Kathy Burski email
Family Health Supervisor: Ashley Berg, PHN, RN email
Public Health Nurse Supervisor: Farrah Gajewski, RN email

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Mission
To promote a healthy and safe community for those who live, work, learn and play in Kanabec County.

Our Commitment
Local Public Health Act – Minn. Stat. § 145A

Areas of Public Health Responsibility

Assure an Adequate Local Public Health Infrastructure
This area of public health responsibility describes aspects of the public health infrastructure that are essential to a well-functioning public health system – including assessment, planning, and policy development. This includes those components of the infrastructure that are required by law for community health boards. It also includes activities that assure the diversity of public health services and prevents the deterioration of the public health system.

Promote Healthy Communities and Healthy Behaviors
This area of public health responsibility includes activities to promote positive health behaviors and the prevention of adverse health behaviors – in all populations across the lifespan in the areas of alcohol, arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular/stroke, diabetes, health aging, HIV/AIDS, Infant, child, and adolescent growth and development, injury, mental health, nutrition, oral/dental health, drug use, physical activity, pregnancy and birth, STDs/STIs, tobacco, unintended pregnancies, and violence. It also includes activities that enhance the overall health of communities.

Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease
This area of responsibility focuses on infectious diseases that are spread person to person, as opposed to diseases that are initially transmitted through the environment (e.g., through food, water, vectors and/or animals). It also includes the public health department activities to detect acute and communicable diseases, assure the reporting of communicable diseases, prevent the transmission of disease (including immunizations), and implement control measures during communicable disease outbreaks.

Reporting Infectious Disease
If you are a healthcare provider and need to report an infectious disease, please call the 24/7 Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.  If you want more information on disease reporting guidelines, visit the infectious disease reporting section of the Minnesota Department website.

Protect Against Environmental Health Hazards
This area of responsibility includes aspects of the environment that pose risks to human health (broadly defined as any risk emerging from the environment), but does not include injuries. This area also summarizes activities that identify and mitigate environmental risks, including foodborne and waterborne diseases and public health nuisances.

Prepare for and Respond to Disasters, and Assist Communities in Recovery
This area of responsibility includes activities that prepare public health to respond to disasters and assist communities in responding to and recovering from disasters.

Assure the Quality and Accessibility of Health Services
This area of responsibility includes activities to assess health care capacity and assure access to health care. It also includes activities relate to the identification and reduction of barriers to health services. It describes public health activities to fill health care gaps, reduce barriers and link people to needed services.