May 10, 2021 Update
Hennepin County is helping ensure that all people who want the vaccine can get it. They are currently offering the Moderna (2-shot) COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 18 years of age or older. The Moderna vaccine has proven effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 disease. Getting vaccinated with the first vaccine available to you will help protect you from COVID-19.
Immediate vaccine appointments are available for all who register. Walk-ins are also accepted as supply allows.
Register for an appointment at: hennepin.us/vaccineregistration
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine or need help registering for a vaccine appointment, you can also call 612-348-8900. Help is available in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong.
Upcoming Hennepin County vaccine clinics
- Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., June 1 through June 29 — Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center
- Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., now through May 26 — Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center
- Thursdays, 12:30 to 6:45 p.m., now through June 24 — Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center
- Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., now through June 26 — Robbinsdale Middle School
As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center and the City of Brooklyn Center are taking precautions by continuing to monitor this situation daily. We are following the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) who is providing regular updates along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Hennepin County.
To help ensure a safe and healthy space for all, please remember the following tips provided by the CDC for prevention:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Get enough sleep to help stay healthy
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water is unavailable, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
For more updates on (COVID-19), please use the following resources:
- Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/
- Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) – https://www.health.state.mn.
- Hennepin County – https://www.hennepin.us/
- Brooklyn Center NotifyMe Alerts –https://www.
Vaccine Pilot Program
Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center has been chosen to take part in the COVID-19 vaccine pilot program.
As of January 19th, Minnesotans 65 and older can schedule appointments for COVID-19 community vaccine clinics. Educators and child care workers will be notified if they receive an appointment.
While the vaccines at the pilot clinics will be administered by experienced professionals under strict medical guidance, the pilot program itself is a fact finding mission, not a final destination. It’s a laboratory, not a finished product. The purpose of the program is to find out what works and what doesn’t work. Every step of the way, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) will be evaluating where the program succeeds and falls short, including but not limited to registration, clinic flow patterns, and timing. In doing so, the hope is to learn how to most safely, efficiently and equitably protect Minnesotans from COVID-19 through community vaccination.
Out of respect for the health and safety of participants and staff, please do NOT to visit the vaccine pilot clinics UNLESS you have an appointment. Minnesotans age 65 and older can schedule an appointment or learn more online by visiting mn.gov/vaccine or by phone 612-426-7230 or 833-431-2053.