Stairstep Foundation/His Works United in collaboration with Ramsey County Public Health and Black Nurses Rock TC will provide COVID 19 vaccination events for members of our community 65 years of age and older. We are grateful to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Pastor Rev. Dr. James Thomas, and Shiloh Baptist Church, Pastor Steve Daniels for opening the doors of their churches for this community benefit.
The Moderna Vaccine will be utilized and requires two doses. Recipients need to make plans to receive their second dose, at the same venue, after a 28-day interval. 1st and 2nd dose dates are listed below.
The vaccine will be offered from 12 – 5 p.m. at the following churches:
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church – 451 Central Ave W, St. Paul, MN. 55103
Tuesday, March 9 (1st Dose) – Tuesday, April 6 (2nd Dose)
Tuesday, March 16 (1st Dose) – Tuesday, April 13 (2nd Dose)
Shiloh Baptist Church – 501 Lawson Ave W, St. Paul, Mn. 55117
Thursday, March 11 (1st Dose) – Thursday, April 8 (2nd Dose)
Thursday, March 18 (1st Dose) – Thursday April 15 (2nd Dose)
Eligibility: Vaccinations are available to people 65 years of age and older. Eligible individuals who wish to receive the COVID-19 Moderna vaccination must schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
To Schedule an Appointment:
Call the Stairstep COVID-19 Hotline – 612-254-1228
Can a COVID-19 Vaccine give you COVID-19?NO. The COVID-19 vaccines currently being developed in the U.S. don’t use the live virus that causes COVID-19. Keep in mind that it will take a few weeks for your body to build immunity after getting a COVID-19 vaccination. As a result, it’s possible that you could become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or after being vaccinated.
What are the possible Side Effects of a COVID-19 Vaccine? A COVID-19 vaccine can cause mild side effects after the first or second dose, including: Pain, redness or swelling where the shot was givenFeverFatigueHeadacheMuscle painChillsJoint pain You’ll likely be monitored for 15 minutes after getting a COVID-19 vaccine to see if you have an immediate reaction. Most side effects happen within the first three days after vaccination and typically last only one to two days. The COVID-19 vaccine may cause side effects similar to signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and you develop symptoms more than three days after getting vaccinated or the symptoms last more than two days, self-isolate and get tested.
Three (3) Benefits of the Vaccine. (1) The COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19. All COVID-19 vaccines that are in development are being carefully evaluated in clinical trials and will be authorized or approved only if they make it substantially less likely you’ll get COVID-19. (2) The COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection. Both natural immunity and immunity produced by a vaccine are essential parts of COVID-19 disease that experts are trying to learn more about. The CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available. (3) The COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic. Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system, so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. For more information on COVID-19 visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html
Updated June 24, 2020
Total positive: 33,763
Patients who no longer need to be isolated: 29,707
Deaths: 1,397 o Deaths among cases that resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities: 1,102
Total cases requiring hospitalization: 3,897 o Hospitalized as of today: 340 o Hospitalized in ICU as of today: 160
This total reflects only the results from laboratory testing. There are more cases in Minnesota, and the virus is circulating in communities. It is important for everyone to follow advice on community mitigation and social distancing to help us flatten the case curve.