Boynton Health offers COVID vaccinations (both primary series and boosters) on a drop in basis, daily, starting on December 12th. Flu shots are available during this time, too!
Location: Boynton Lobby
** Drop in clinics will not be operating on Dec. 27-30
For additional vaccination locations, use the MN Department of Health Vaccine Connector to locate an appointment near you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What should I do if I feel sick?
- Stay home.
- Get tested. Tests and treatments are available for COVID-19, flu, and RSV at clinics and hospitals. For COVID-19 testing in the Twin Cities through Boynton Health, see MTest.
- If positive, follow CDC isolation guidelines and see your healthcare provider for treatment.
- Wear a high-quality, well-fitted mask indoors around others.
When can I end the isolation period?
- Your isolation will last for at least a full 5 days after the start of your symptoms (day zero is your first day of symptoms) - or - a full 5 days after a positive test if you are asymptomatic (day zero is the day you tested positive if you have no symptoms).
- You must be without a fever for the last 24 hours.
- Your symptoms must be improving.
- You should wear a well-fitted mask for an additional 5 days.
- Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease for at least 10 days.
- Avoid travel for at least 10 days.
- Use the CDC’s Quarantine & Isolation Calculator to help determine your isolation period.
What should I do if I was exposed to someone who is sick?
Close contact is defined as being within six feet of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more while they were infectious. You may be informed by the person directly, or through the State of Minnesota COVID Aware App.
Take the following actions:
- Review the CDC's guidance.
- Wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 6.
How do I know whether I have (or someone else has) COVID-19, the flu, RSV, or just a cold?
These are all respiratory infections caused by viruses and sometimes difficult to tell apart. Tests are available to determine the type of virus.
- Cold (rhinovirus) symptoms
- Flu (influenza) symptoms (Not viral gastroenteritis or “stomach flu.”)
- RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) symptoms and how it spreads. Some children and older adults are at high risk of serious complications.
- COVID-19 symptoms
- CDC guide comparing cold vs. flu
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles guide comparing these four viruses
What should I do if I’m going to travel?
- See the CDC recommendations on travel. If you’re traveling in the U.S., view this state-by-state guide to COVID-19 infection levels, or one at the county level.
- Get a flu shot as soon as possible. Available at clinics and pharmacies statewide, and in the Twin Cities through Boynton Health.
- Ensure your COVID-19 vaccines are current, including the new bivalent booster. Vaccines are available at clinics and pharmacies statewide, and in the Twin Cities through Boynton Health.
- Wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- If you are at high risk of complications, wear a high-quality, well-fitted mask indoors around others.