Students Who Want Vaccine Should Do So Soon to Avoid Quarantines When School Starts
Ada, MN — With the start of school roughly six weeks away, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is encouraging students who want to be vaccinated to get the shot now if they want to avoid risking quarantines, especially for those involved in sports and extra-curricular activities. Tracy Johnson, school nurse for Ada-Borup-West and Norman County East Schools, says they will be hosting vaccination clinics in the area on August 6th, which would make them fully vaccinated by the end of the first week of school.
With the ongoing thread of the COVID-19 variants, Johnson adds that getting the vaccine not only reduces the number of possible hosts, but also reduces the likelihood of being hospitalized in the event of a breakthrough case.
As of now, Johnson is optimistic that students will be able to return to what should be a pretty normal, mask-less school year.
To be a part of the August 6th Covid-19 Vaccine clinic, please call Norman-Mahnomen Public Health at 218-784-5425 for the Ada office or 218-935-3319 for the Mahnomen office.