Aitkin County Community Forum: COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination

The University of Minnesota Extension Office and College of Pharmacy have partnered with Aitkin County Public Health, Riverwood Healthcare Center, and GuidePoint Pharmacy—local providers of COVID-19 vaccine—to host a virtual forum on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination.

The event will be held April 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested may register online at: https://z.umn.edu/AitkinForum4_22

If you are unable to register online, call 218-927-7200 and ask for Public Health, whose staff will be glad to assist you.

Mary Jo Katras of the University of Minnesota Extension Office will facilitate the forum. Grant Anderson, PhD, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth, will provide his expertise in explaining vaccine development and safety standards. Local experts, Dr. David Taylor, Riverwood Healthcare Center’s Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Matt Doucette, GuidePoint Pharmacy’s Head Pharmacist in Aitkin, will present on topics of concern in our community, like mRNA vaccines and how they interact with our bodies, vaccine effects on fertility, other side effects, and why vaccination is important for younger people, too.

If you have questions that you would like answered during the forum, you may post your question when you register for the event. There will also be a question and answer period, during which the speakers will take questions from the audience.

Anyone who is on the fence about getting the vaccine and anyone who wants to be sure to have factual information is encouraged to attend and hear what University of Minnesota and local, trusted experts have to say about COVID-19 vaccines.

Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment online. For scheduling assistance, call (844) 428-1323. For more COVID-19 information, click here.