COVID-19 vaccinations are now open to anyone 5 years old or older. Booster shots are available to all those age 12 and older. The second booster shot is recommended for those 50 and older and for those age 17-49 who are moderately to severely immunocompromised at least 4 months after the first booster shot. For a vaccine appointment, call Riverwood at 218-927-2157, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Vaccination appointments are being offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Aitkin clinic.
Resources for vaccine information
Aitkin County Public Health: https://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/covid-19.html#gsc.tab=0
Minnesota Department of Health: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/index.jsp
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/underlying-conditions.html
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Health and safety precautions
In consideration of everyone’s health and safety, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Riverwood screens all patients for symptoms when they check in for appointments and all visitors at our main lobby front desk at our Aitkin hospital and clinic.
The main symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include muscle aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste and smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
All who come into Riverwood’s hospital and clinics are asked to wear masks as the masking requirement for health care facilities continues.
Riverwood offers COVID-19 testing with convenient drive-through service at its Aitkin pharmacy at Paulbeck’s County Market. Testing hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am to 4:30 pm and Friday 9 am to 12 pm. For test appointments, call 218-927-2157
If you’re experiencing mild symptoms, set up a virtual video visit with your Riverwood provider instead of coming into the clinic in person. Our appointment line is 218-927-2157. If you have severe symptoms, such as breathing problems, seek immediate medical attention by calling 9-1-1.