Free Flu Vaccinations

Beginning October 4th at Winona Health

Winona Health will again offer free flu vaccination starting October 4. Winona Health’s Flu Vaccination Clinic will be on the first floor of the Parkview Office Building, 825 Mankato Avenue, in Winona. No appointment is necessary as this is a walk-in vaccination clinic.

Winona Health Flu Vaccination Clinic beginning Monday, October 4, 2021:
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 9: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 30: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please note that some waiting may be required and vaccinations are given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Please dress in clothing that will let you and your children quickly expose your upper arms.

Those who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 have the option of getting that vaccination, too. It has been determined that it is safe to receive both vaccines at the same time. Winona Health’s COVID Vaccine Clinic is also located in the Parkview Office Building with the same hours of operation.

Free flu vaccination is also available at Main Street Clinic in October beginning October 4. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (COVID-19 vaccine is not available at Main Street Clinic.)

Answers to frequently asked questions related to flu can be found at Answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination can also be found on the Winona Health website.

Minnesota Energy Assistance

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.

Request an application or find your local service provider:
Call 800-657-3710 and press 1
OR search online for “Minnesota energy assistance”
OR go online:

• Homeowners and renters can qualify for energy assistance.

• Commerce has raised the income level for households to qualify, so more Minnesota households than ever before qualify for energy assistance. For example, a household with four people can have annual income of up to $65,228 to qualify.

• You could receive up to $1,600 for energy bills and may qualify for an additional $1,200 to cover past-due bills.

• By applying for energy assistance, Minnesota households can qualify for Minnesota’s Weatherization Assistance Program to pay for free home improvements to conserve energy and permanently reduce that home’s energy costs.

July 7, 2021 Press Release  English  Español  Hmoob  Soomali  Tiếng Việt

MN Energy Assistance Flyer  English Español  Hmoob  Soomali  Tiếng Việt

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Vaccine Connector

The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will:

♦  Alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine;
♦  Connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment; and
♦  Notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area.

Launch the Vaccine Connector

Local Information

As Minnesota rolls out the COVID-19 vaccine, there are a few area locations that have started distribution.  Here are links to local providers who have begun steps to distribute the vaccine as supplies allow:

Winona County (currently only for ages 65+, as of 2/18/21)

Winona Health

Gundersen Health System

Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Minnesota Department of Health's COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

The dashboard is updated daily at 11:00 am.  It tracks all vaccines shipped to the State of Minnesota along with how many have been administered. An interactive map lets you see the percentage of residents vaccinated by county.

COVIDaware MN App

Download from Google Play or Apple App Stores

COVIDaware MN uses COVID-19 exposure notification technology developed by Apple and Google in partnership with PathCheck Foundation.

COVIDaware MN uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to notify you if you have been exposed to COVID-19, so you can reduce the risk of infection for your friends, family, and neighbors, and help Minnesota slow the spread.

Step 1. Download the free COVIDaware MN app from the iPhone App Store or the Android Google Play Store.

Step 2. Your phone remembers other devices it meets, but won’t identify you to anyone.

Step 3. Your privacy is protected. No information that will identify you will ever leave your phone.

Step 4. The app checks for positive COVID-19 cases every day.

Step 5. The app will notify you if you may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

COVIDaware Fact Sheet (PDF)

Library Updates

Library Open for All Services

Our lobby is open! Curbside pickup ended June 5th. Holds can now be picked up at the main Checkout Desk.

The library has re-opened for all services. Hours are 9 am-5 pm Mondays-Fridays, and from 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays.

Masks are preferred. We ask that you use the hand sanitizer upon entering the building. High-touch surfaces will be sanitized frequently.

Book Drop Open

The book drop outside the main entrance of the library is open 24/7 to accept item returns.