COVID-19 Updates & Response

COVID-19 College Student Vaccine Challenge

To get more students vaccinated, Northland is extending its participation in the White House and the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.

Participate in the challenge

  • For all students who receive their first or second vaccine between October 6 - November 12, you will receive $100 cash.
  • The $100 will be disbursed to the student's account starting November 15.
  • When you receive your second dose during this time frame, your name will be entered into a drawing for $500 cash on November 15 (two drawings for each campus)

Complete the "Tell Us You're Vaccinated" form by clicking the button below. Then, upload a photo of your vaccination card.

  Tell Us You're Vaccinated

Scheduling your vaccine appointment

The CARES Act requires health insurers to cover the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have questions about your health insurance coverage, call your insurance provider before scheduling your vaccination appointment.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you

Vaccine Clinics

Polk County Public Health and Intercounty Nursing offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Make an appointment at Polk County Public Health or Intercounty Nursing by calling or visiting their website.

Upcoming Clinics

East Grand Forks- Polk County Human Service Center (1424 Central Avenue NE)

  • Thursday, October 7th from 10:30 am to 11:00 am
    Using Chrome Browser, register at:
    https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/5129619099
  • Thursday, October 14th from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
    Using Chrome Browser, register at:
    https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/0335621509
  • Thursday, October 21st from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Using Chrome Browser, register at:
    https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/5669510921
  • Thursday, October 28th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Using Chrome Browser, register at:
    https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/5612929065

Inter-County Nursing Service (lower level of the Pennington County Government Center 101 Main Ave N, Thief River Falls)

Walk-in or pre-register using the links below

  • Friday October 8th – 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Using Chrome Browser, register at:
    https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/8212609569
  • Friday October 15th – 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Using Chrome Browser, register at:
    https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/8212609569
  • Friday October 22nd – 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Using Chrome Browser, register at:
    https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/8212609569
  • Friday October 29th – 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    Using Chrome Browser, register at:
    https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/8212609569

Vaccine Sites

Vaccination sites are designed to keep you and health care workers safe. Most sites require an appointment before you arrive. Jason Pangiarella can also help you figure out the best place for you.

Why get vaccinated?

Research shows that the three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are safe and effective in preventing severe complications and hospitalization from COVID-19. The most common side effects are similar to those from other vaccines, including fatigue, sore arm and low-grade fever.

In addition, new guidance says that if you’ve been vaccinated, you no longer need to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. One (or two) shots can help us all get back to life as we knew it pre-2020.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides answers to frequently asked questions, what to know before getting your vaccine, possible side effects and other resources on their website. If you’re still not sure if the vaccine is right for you, visit the CDC’s Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines webpage for answers to your questions.