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COVID-19 vaccinations continue in Cook County this week

There will be three different vaccination events happening throughout Cook County this week, including the first event featuring the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That event will take place at the Lutsen Town Hall on Wednesday, April 14.

Another event will take place Thursday, April 15, for ages 16-plus using the Pfizer two-dose vaccine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Shore Health. All 16 and 17-year-old community members must have a parent or guardian present with them at the time of vaccination.

An event also on Thursday at the community center in Grand Marais is full, though there is a waitlist to get on for that event.

Including all three events, there will be a total of 210 first doses and 300 second doses administered throughout the county.

Registration for the North Shore Health and Lutsen Town Hall events opened at 8 a.m. this morning on the COVID-19 hub site on the county’s website.

All individuals are automatically registered for their second dose appointment when receiving their first dose. Assistance is available for those who do not have internet access or need additional help signing up for an appointment. Call 218-877-8273 for support.

Registration is required for these and all future vaccine events.

Registration for vaccination appointments on April 22 and 29 at the Community Center, using the Moderna vaccine, remain open as well.

In related news, the Cook County Public Health Department reports that the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and their public health team have done excellent work with only one case of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in Grand Portage.

Furthermore, 90-percent of band members have been vaccinated, and the left-over vaccine has been shared with Cook County, according to local public health officials.