Kennedy High vaccine clinic

Public Health staff Molly Snuggerud and Olga Leininger prepare supplies at a vaccine clinic. 

The making of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Have you ever wondered what’s involved with coordinating a COVID-19 vaccine clinic? We hear a lot in the news about vaccine development, but not as much about that critical “last mile” when the vaccine becomes a vaccination. 

“We find out about a week ahead of time how many vaccines we’re going to get, to use for the following week’s clinics,” said Nick Kelley, Acting Public Health Administrator. “We’re doing almost one hundred percent of our vaccine in three days…that’s a phenomenal amount of work on our staff’s end, where we process hundreds of doses and get them out the door in under 72 hours.” 

Check out the video at blm.mn/covidclinic to get a behind-the-scenes look at COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The video features Bloomington Public Health and other City of Bloomington staff who are responsible for clinic planning, safety, operations, and more.