Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Know… Learn More

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Know

Are you eligible for the new booster?

Update September 14, 2022:

The Minnesota Department of Health website has the most detailed information.

Minnesotans age 5 and older should get a booster shot, if eligible. The timing of your booster shot depends on your age and the vaccine you received for your primary vaccine series and if you were recommended to get an additional dose as part of your primary series.

People with certain immunocompromising conditions are recommended to get an additional dose of vaccine as part of their primary series. They should get a booster dose as well. Talk to your health care provider and learn more at CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People.

The vaccine adults age 18 and older get for their booster does not have to be the same vaccine that they received for their primary series. People 5-17 years of age can only receive the Pfizer vaccine for their booster dose at this time. Talk to your health care provider about booster doses, and any questions about mixing and matching doses.

Visit these credible sources to stay up-to-date: Center of Disease Control (CDC) website & Minnesota Department of Health website

Updated December 14, 2021:

Listen & Learn with the Alexandria Area Chamber of Commerce

Reality Check: Local Healthcare Update

Did you miss the important Listen & Learn with Alomere Health? During this informative session, we heard directly from a select group of Alomere Health Leadership and Clinical team for an update on the current state of local healthcare.  This informative session allowed you to hear directly from those health care heroes who are providing care to the community and who have firsthand knowledge of what is really truly going on inside the hospital and clinics.  This event provided accurate, factual data regarding the health and well-being of our community as well as those in our region.

COVID-19 VACCINE SCHEDULING

CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health website for more information: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/whos-getting-vaccinated/index.jsp

You can schedule vaccines for you and your family at Alexandria Clinic by calling You can schedule vaccines for you and your family at Alexandria Clinic by calling 320-763-5123. Press “1” for the appointment line and we will get you scheduled for your vaccination. You can also use MyChart to request an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine.

VISITOR GUIDELINES

Alomere Health has implemented a visitors policy at all of its locations.

Click HERE for more information about our updated visitor guidelines.

What Should I do if I think I may have COVID-19?

If you’re experiencing symptoms you think may be related to COVID-19, your first step should be to contact your primary care provider. From the phone or a video visit, they can assess your symptoms, understand your travel history or contact with possible community exposure and recommend the appropriate next steps.

  • Alomere Health patients: Call our appointment line at 320-763-5123 or message your care team by signing into your MyChart account.
  • Don’t have a primary care provider? Call our appointment line at 320-763-5123 and we will connect you with one of our Express Care or Family Medicine providers.

If you’re sick and worried you might have COVID-19, skip the ER and connect with the clinic. Here’s why.

If you’re feeling sick right now, you may be understandably worried about having COVID-19. But in this challenging time, it’s important to stay calm, avoid rash decisions and pay attention to your symptoms. While you may start to feel anxious and want to get tested for COVID-19, it’s critical that you call your doctor before heading to our ER or clinics (unless your symptoms worsen, and you have no other options for care).

If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

PREVENTION

We advise everyone to practice the 4 ways to minimize the spread of COVID-19:

  1. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, please isolate yourself at home and connect with your health care provider.
  2. Practice appropriate social distancing and stay home when ill.
  3. Wear a mask when around others – Cover your cough and sneeze at all times.
  4. Practice appropriate hand-washing at all times.

Thank you for doing your part to maintain your health and the health of those around you.

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