Grand Forks Public Health starts vaccination clinic for patients 75 and older

Patients are starting to schedule their appointments, which city leaders hope is a weekly occurrence.

A woman gets a shot of the Pfizer vaccine in her arm as part of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Tanner Robinson / WDAY

GRAND FORKS — The COVID-19 vaccine rollout continued Wednesday, Jan. 20, with a new vaccine clinic opening up inside the Alerus Center.

Patients are able to call a vaccine phone line to make sure they get a spot to take one of 600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine the state ordered for the county.

Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski said he's happy to see these doses get into more arms quicker.

"There's been people that have been on the anti-vaccine side, and just looking at the benefits versus the risks, I think there's so many more benefits to be able to move on this and to be safe," he said.


Haley Bruhn, the immunization program manager for Grand Forks Public Health, said getting these doses is bringing more positivity and brightness to the city.

"We're really excited to be able to get to this point of vaccination; it's been a long time coming, so we're really proud of our efforts here today in order to reach our community," she said.

City officials say they'll keep doing this clinic as long as the supply of doses matches the demand, but if you are or know someone who's 75 and older who wants to get the vaccine, you're encouraged to call the city's vaccine hotline at 701-780-6358 to schedule a time.

Tanner Robinson is a producer for First News on WDAY-TV.
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