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St. Louis County launches COVID-19 vaccine phone line for residents age 65 and older

The number is 218-726-2623.

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Infectious disease nurse practitioner Sherry Johnson, of Duluth, uses a syringe to draw Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine from a vial in December at St. Luke's hospital in Duluth. (Clint Austin / 2020 file / News Tribune)

St. Louis County Public Health has launched a COVID-19 vaccine scheduling phone line for residents age 65 and older who don't have a health care provider.

The phone line is to ensure seniors who don't have internet access or aren't comfortable navigating technology aren't left behind, according to a news release from the county.

"We have seen such a great response from our senior population signing up for vaccinations," Public Health Division Director Amy Westbrook said. "But we also know there are seniors who don't have access to computers or a particular comfort level with them, and we want to ensure they can get vaccinated, too."

The vaccine line number is 218-726-2623. The line is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Callers can also leave a message after hours and their call will be returned during business hours.

Nearly two-thirds of all St. Louis County residents over age 64 have now received at least one dose of a vaccine.

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County public health urged those age 65 and older who do have a medical provider or local pharmacy, but have not yet been vaccinated, to look into appointment opportunities.

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