Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood will have its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, April 16, at the First Covenant Church.
Anyone age 18 and older is eligible to register for an appointment by calling 218-722-5451 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essentia Health nurses will administer the Moderna vaccine from 12-4 p.m. A second dose of the Moderna vaccine is required four weeks after the initial dose.
Jodi Broadwell, executive director of Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative, said the upcoming vaccine clinic is one more option for people who might be hesitant to go to a hospital setting.
"Some people have a harder time getting downtown to the hospital. Some people just feel a little more comfortable in a community setting in their neighborhood, with their neighbors," Broadwell said.
There's an effort to reach people who live in Lincoln Park as well as a few priority groups, but anyone age 18 and older can register for the vaccine clinic.
Priority groups include disabled people, Black, Indigenous and people of color as well as those who identify as LGBTQ+.
Only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for people age 16 and 17. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are only approved for people age 18 and older.
The clinic was originally going to offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but plans changed after the federal government recommended states immediately pause its use Tuesday morning. Of nearly 7 million who have received the vaccine, six women have developed a rare disorder involving blood clots.
Vaccine clinics are free and do not require insurance. People are encouraged to bring their insurance card of information if they have it.
This story was updated at 8:36 a.m. April 14 with updated information on the vaccine that will be used at the clinic. It was originally posed April 7.