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Public Health scheduling Community Vaccine events

NEW ULM — Community Vaccine Events have become a great way to bring the COVID-19 vaccine into various Minnesota neighborhoods. Opportunities to be vaccinated are happening across the state at sporting events, schools, churches, and festivals.

Brown County Public Health has also begun to schedule these events in our area to be able to reach all those who would like to be vaccinated. Events are scheduled in Springfield, Sleepy Eye, and New Ulm in the upcoming weeks. If businesses or organizations are interested in hosting a vaccine event, they can reach out to Brown County Public Health for more information.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and available to anyone over the age of 12.

The youngest population under the age of 12 is not yet eligible for the vaccine, so by vaccinating those over the age of 12, people can protect the younger children in our communities.

The number of COVID-19 cases has declined significantly with the increase of people becoming vaccinating. Brown County has only reported five positive cases in the month of June. To continue on this trend, with new more-transmissible variants being identified, it is important to continue the vaccination efforts that are being made both here in Brown County and across the state.

Upcoming Vaccine Opportunities – Walk-Ins and Appointments Available

Every Thursday through July 29th

Brown County Community Services Building 1117 Center Street, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Offering Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

Friday, July 9th

Sleepy Eye Brewing and Coffee Co., 4-7 p.m. Offering 1 Dose Johnson & Johnson

Saturday, July 10th

KNUJ Farmers Market at Cash Wise, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Offering 1 Dose Johnson & Johnson

To make an appointment you can access the link on the Brown County Website:

https://www.co.brown.mn.us/covidvaccine or call 507-233-6820 to make an appointment or with any vaccine questions.

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