Free mobile immunization clinic for Rochester Public School students
(ABC 6 News) – For the first time, Rochester Public School students will soon be able to get the necessary vaccinations required for school for free, starting Friday.
Utilizing Mayo Clinic mobile unit clinics, children will be able to get shots to protect against things like whooping cough, measles and even COVID-19.
Over the next four weekends, the mobile unit will be stationed in four areas throughout the Med City.
"We were very intentional to make sure that we were serving those families that usually they have different barriers to come to us health care providers to access those vaccines," said Mayo Clinic Dr. Valeria Cristiani.
Just last school year, there were 120 students in one Rochester school that did not have the required immunizations, preventing them from being in class.
"When school starts there are many students that unfortunately do not have the required vaccinations and then they cannot start school," Dr. Cristiani said. "Those are the families and students we want to help the most and those children don’t benefit by not attending school for not having vaccines."
Each mobile clinic will be able to accommodate 20-30 students.
While walk-ins are welcome, families are encouraged to schedule an appointment beforehand. You can schedule an appointment at 507-538-8555.
Parents are also encouraged to bring the child’s vaccine records, if they are able to.
There will also be interpreters present for those that need them.
Friday, July 15 from 3pm – 7pm
Homestead Park 1541 8 1/2 St. SE, Rochester
Saturday, July 30 from 10am – 2pm
Longfellow Elementary (current building) 1615 Marion Rd SE, Rochester
Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10am – 2pm
Watson Sports Complex (near playground) 1000 Essex Parkway NW, Rochester
Friday, Aug. 19 from 3pm – 7pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 1884 22nd St. NW, Rochester