Update: St. Luke’s No Longer Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Hotline
DULUTH, Minn. – After temporarily suspending its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Hotline on Tuesday due to high call volumes, St. Luke’s says they will no longer be offering the hotline moving forward.
To prevent long wait times for patients the hospital says they will instead offer two scheduling methods to patients who wish to make a vaccine appointment:
- Patients can schedule online. Any St. Luke’s patient 65+ with a myCare patient portal account may schedule an appointment online. To schedule an appointment or to sign up for the portal, visit slhduluth.com/myCare. Using this method is encouraged. This option will soon be available to non-St. Luke’s patients 65+.
- St. Luke’s is calling patients. St. Luke’s is calling primary care patients 65+, prioritizing those who are considered the highest risk.
The online schedule is built out for a rolling four weeks. Each weekday at 8 am, St. Luke’s will add one day to the end of that four-week schedule.
That means every morning there will be a new batch of appointments available for people to schedule through the portal. St. Luke’s will provide daily updates on slhduluth.com/COVIDvaccine of how many appointments will be added.
The hospital says the Vaccine Clinic is giving approximately 200 first doses per day, with the ability to significantly expand this by working with the Minnesota Department of Health to increase vaccine allocation. Plans and processes will continue to be adjusted as needed.