Partnership between Fond du Lac and Carlton County to vaccinate the public against COVID-19
With the generosity of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and partnership with Carlton County, 500 additional residents in Carlton County are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday, April 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The clinic will be taking place at Black Bear Casino Resort and pre-registration is necessary. The clinic is open to any eligible populations (see below) for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you meet the eligibility criteria, please call 218-499-6310 to register.
Fond du Lac vaccine eligibility is anyone that is 18 years and older and is:
OR must be living in the Fond du Lac Service Area AND:
Carlton County eligibility is anyone that is 18 and older. As per the Governor’s request, higher risk populations may be prioritized for appointments.
Fond du Lac and Carlton County have a long history of working together to most effectively and efficiently serve the residents of Carlton County, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fond du Lac has made 500 doses available for wider community use at this event, and the event will be staffed by both health departments.
“The Fond du Lac Reservation is eager to partner with Carlton County on this COVID-19 vaccination clinic event,” says Fond du Lac Human Services Associate Director, Nate Sandman. “Having the opportunity to vaccinate our neighbors will increase the overall health and well-being of our community.
Dave Lee, Director of Carlton County Public Health and Human Services, echoes Sandman’s sentiment, “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Fond du Lac for this event. With the increase in eligibility, this event will provide a chance for us to vaccinate a large number of our residents in a well-organized way.”
All eligible residents are encouraged to call 218-499-6310. This phone line is answered during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday. If residents call outside of those hours, they are encouraged to leave a voicemail, and staff will return their call as soon as possible.