PUBLIC HEALTH


State of Minnesota Vaccination Data/Maps:
  

65+ Vax Maps (6/11/2021)
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Kanabec County Community Health is available to administer COVID-19 vaccine to those who are unable to leave their home. Please contact us to schedule a vaccine appointment: 320-679-6330.


Daily vaccine availability

Welia Health is happy to offer vaccines at our Mora campus. Get your vaccine when it’s convenient for you.
  • Welia Health Mora Clinic or Mora Community Pharmacy
    301 Highway 65 S, Mora

    Vaccinations are available between 8am–5:30pm Mon–Fri and 8am–12pm Sat
    Appointments are preferred, but not required, call 320.679.1313.

    The following vaccines are available.
    • Pfizer vaccine (12+ eligible)
      A second dose will be scheduled 21 days from the date of your first dose.
    • Johnson & Johnson vaccine (18+ eligible)
      This is a single dose.
When you arrive, let Welia Health staff know that you would like to receive the COVID vaccine.

What to expect

When you arrive

  • When you arrive, whether at a community vaccine clinic or the Mora Clinic daily vaccine clinic, you’ll be asked for your current ID and insurance information.
  • You will not be asked for payment. The vaccine is free for everyone.

Before you receive your vaccine

  • You’ll review safety information with a nurse, including a fact sheet from either PfizerModerna, or Johnson & Johnson, then sign the vaccination agreement before getting your shot.

After you receive your vaccine

  • After you receive your vaccine, you’ll be asked to sit for 15 minutes to ensure you do not experience an allergic reaction.
    • If you have a history of allergic reactions, you will need to sit for 30 minutes for observation.
  • Before you go, you will receive your COVID-19 vaccination card. If you require a second dose, a representative will schedule your second dose 21 days (Pfizer) or 28 days (Moderna) from the date of your first dose.

If you have an allergic reaction:

If you think you might be having an allergic reaction, go to a hospital or call 911. If you have side effects that do not go away after a few days, call your primary care provider at 320.679.1313.

Who’s eligible for the vaccine?

As of Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - Minnesotans 12+ older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Note: Providers have been directed to prioritize people in the first of these phases, which includes Minnesotans with specific underlying health conditions; food processing plant workers; and Minnesotans with rare conditions or disabilities that put them at higher risk of severe illness.


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.