Carris Health – Redwood has received many questions about its role in administering vaccinations to the public. At this time, Carris Health does not have the supply to vaccinate on a large scale. In an effort to update the area, Carris Health – Redwood staff want to make clear the difference between Carris Health’s vaccine procedures and what is being offered by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Carris Health Vaccination Plans

Right now, Carris Health and CentraCare are focused on vaccinating health care workers in our communities and targeted priority groups who are most at risk. Carris Health and CentraCare are dependent on a limited vaccine supply and undetermined allotment numbers. Staff is hopeful to receive more vaccine in the coming weeks and are prepared to vaccinate larger groups once supply is secured.

  • Carris Health – Redwood is not currently holding vaccination clinics for the general public. Vaccinations are currently offered to targeted priority groups.
  • There are no walk-in clinics for vaccination.
  • Carris Health – Redwood will reach out directly to eligible patients when they can receive the vaccine.
  • Patients should not call to schedule an appointment. If you were notified you can receive a vaccine, follow scheduling directions provided in the communication.
  • Carris Health does not have a waiting list, and there is no option to pay for early access to the vaccine.

At this time, Carris Health and CentraCare are not scheduling any vaccinations for people in the Phase 1B group, which includes childcare workers, teachers and other essential workers.

Minnesota Department of Health Vaccination Plans

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) opened up vaccination appointments at its nine community vaccination clinics on Tuesday, including ones in Marshall, North Mankato, and St. Cloud. MDH is scheduling appointments for people 65 and older – along with educators and childcare workers who worked through their employers to schedule an appointment. The state is no longer taking appointments after filling nearly 6,000 appointments.

Carris Health and CentraCare are NOT involved with the MDH community vaccination clinics.