Rice County Public Health is currently vaccinating those age 5 and older.
First and second doses, as well as the additional dose for immunocompromised and the first and second boosters for those eligible are available. Pre-registration recommended --Walk-ins welcome.
Youth 5-17 must be preregistered and have parent/guardian consent. The parent/guardian should be present at the clinic with their child when they are vaccinated. Youth walk-ins must have a parent/guardian present.
Below is the listing for COVID-19 vaccination clinics, however we also can provide COVID-19 vaccination at our general vaccination clinics which are held every Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. if you are unable to attend a COVID vaccination clinic. Call 507.332.5928 for more information.
Upcoming Rice County COVID vaccination clinics
- Date: Thursday, June 2nd
- Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Location: Northfield Community Education Center, Northfield
- If you need assistance to register for this clinic, please call: 507-332-5922, 507-332-5928, 507-332-5911
- Accessibility accommodations are available.
- Appointments are encouraged, however walk-ins are accepted if there is an adequate vaccine supply.
- Rice County Public Health is vaccinating with Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
- Insurance information is requested on registration form and is appreciated, if available. Public Health may bill insurance for an administrative fee, however there is no direct cost to an individual whether they have insurance or not. You do NOT need to upload your insurance card.
- March 2022 CDC update on recommendation for second dose of Pfizer or Moderna: 65 and older recommend 3-4 weeks after first dose, dependent on vaccine. Those 12-64 years old, particularly males 12-39 years old, can get their second dose up to 8 weeks after the first dose.
- *Vaccine Booster Eligibility
- Schedule for immunocompromised persons
- Future Clinics
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What to Do if You Feel Sick
Who can get a booster vaccine right now?
Schedule for Immunocompromised persons:
Persons who fall into one of the following categories of moderate to severe immunocompromised should receive a 3 dose mRNA primary series, followed by a booster dose at least 3 months after the 3 dose primary series. If you are interested in an additional vaccination due to your immunocompromised condition, MDH recommends you consult with your medical provider. Your clinical team is best able to assess the degree of altered immunocompetence and optimal timing of vaccination, with attention paid to current or planned immunosuppressive therapies.
People with moderately and severely immunocompromising conditions should receive another dose of COVID-19 vaccine as part of their primary series. These conditions include:
o Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies.
o Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy.
o Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy).
o Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge, Wiskott-Aldrich syndromes).
o Advanced or untreated HIV infection.
o Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, TNF (tumor necrosis factor) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
Please call Rice County Public Health if you have any questions. 507-332-6111
Click on the make an appointment tab to see the scheduled future clinics.
Learn more about vaccine distribution in Minnesota.
Frequently Asked Questions
MDH COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
COVID-19 vaccine information is changing rapidly! Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has all the current information about the following:
- Find My Vaccine
- When will the vaccine be available
- Who is able to get vaccinated
- Is the vaccine safe
- Why we need a vaccine
- More about the vaccine
- What you can do right now
- Docket Fact Sheet - Easy access to your Family's Immunization Records.
COVID-19 Vaccination Phases
Information Especially for Health Professionals
Other Health System Guidance
Mayo Clinic's COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance
- Mayo Clinic experts agree: You should get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it's available to you.
- COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked
Allina Clinic's COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance
1. Allina Clinic Vaccine information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Information
- Benefits of Getting a Vaccine
- Different COVID-19 Vaccines
- Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States
- V-Safe-V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination
More information and Resources
- The FDA’s Scientific and Regulatory Oversight of Vaccines is Vital to Public Health
- Biopharma Leaders Unite to Stand with Science
What to Do if You Feel Sick?If you feel sick, please do not attend a vaccination clinic. Instead, please follow these guidelines.
- For general health questions (7am - 7pm): 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
- Schools and child care questions (7am - 7pm): 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
- CDC Guide - What to Do if You Are Sick(in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean)
- CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker can help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This tool is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19.
- CDC Guide - 10 Ways to Manage Respiratory Symptoms at Home
- Guía en Español - 10 maneras de manejar los síntomas respiratorios en casa