MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Children’s Minnesota is continuing to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They announced Tuesday they will be offering drive-up vaccines for kids over the age of 2 who need critical immunizations.READ MORE: Daunte Wright Shooting: Demonstrators And Police Clash For 4th Night In Brooklyn Center
Curbside vaccinations are available in Brooklyn Park, Hugo, Minneapolis, Rogers, St. Louis Park, St. Paul, and West. St. Paul. Those hoping to get vaccines will still need to schedule an appointment.READ MORE: Daunte Wright Shooting: Fmr. Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail Hours After Arrest, Manslaughter Charges
The hospital is also expanding their inpatient care range; they will increase the limit to 25 years, in order to alleviate pressure on other hospital systems dealing with the surge of COVID-19 patients.
Elective surgeries for children are postponed until at least the end of April, unless families have been contacted directly by surgeons.MORE NEWS: 'I Came Here To Honor': Community Members Mourn The Loss Of Daunte Wright
Before patients come into the hospital, Children’s Minnesota is also asking families and staff to complete an at-home health screening before each visit. When they arrive at the hospital, parents and guardians will also be screened again, and will not be allowed inside if they pose a risk to the community.