1. Vaccine Eligibility
  2. Make an Appointment
  3. Waitlist Information
  4. 2nd Dose Recipients
  5. Future Clinics
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Resources
  8. What to Do if You Feel Sick

Who can get a vaccine right now?

Rice County Public Health is following MDH guidance and continuing to prioritize vaccine for those who live or work in Rice County, within priority groups through phase 1c, due to continued limited vaccine supplies. This includes the following groups:

  • Seniors (65+) living in Rice County area. 
  • PreK-12 Educators and child care workers working or living in Rice County. Proof of work required at appointment. Pre-kindergarten through Adult Basic and Community Education school staff members or contracted school staff members. 
  • Childcare staff members at licensed and certified childcare centers or programs in Rice County.
  • Healthcare workers providing direct healthcare services in Rice County and people working at health care facilities, first responders who provide direct patient care as part of the EMS system, residents of congregate settings on the homeless service continuum, residents of domestic violence settings, people who are unsheltered, homeless service providers, and primary caregivers for people with complex medical needs or disabilities
  • Long-term care residents and staff members at long-term care facilities 
  • Targeted Essential workers - Food processing facilities in Rice County
  • Essential frontline workers living or working in Rice County - Agricultural, airport staff, additional childcare workers not previously eligible, correctional settings, first responders, food production, food retail, food service, judicial system workers, manufacturing, public health workers, public transit, Postal Service workers
  • Populations at high risk for severe disease with rare conditions or disabilities that put them at higher risk (Most of these individuals will receive vaccine from their regular source of healthcare, but may be vaccinated also by local public health). 
  • People with specific underlying health conditions: Sickle cell disease, Down Syndrome, or oxygen-dependent chronic lung or heart conditions, and those who are in active cancer treatment or immunocompromised from organ transplant 
  • People age 45 and older with ONE or more underlying medical conditions listed here; or, age 16 and over with TWO or more underlying medical conditions listed here* 
  • People 50+ regardless of current health status
  • While the Governor's order includes those ages 16 and older, Rice County is currently administering the Moderna vaccine, which is approved for ages 18 and older only. We are unable to administer the Moderna vaccine to youth under 18. Rice County families with children under 18 should contact their health provider to access Pfizer vaccine.