COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11 year olds and 12-17 year olds may be available at Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea, Mercy One-Albert Lea and area pharmacies. Please check with them to see if the vaccine is currently available.
Freeborn County Public Health COVID-19 Booster Clinics
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The CDC recommends that everyone age 12 and older get a COVID-19 booster dose. Freeborn County Public Health has boosters along with first and second doses available for persons 18 years and older.
If you received Moderna vaccine: Adults 18 years and older should get a booster at least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are preferred in most situations. Freeborn County Public Health does not currently have any type of Pfizer vaccine.
If you received Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine: Adults 18 years and older should get a booster at least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination. Moderna or Pfizer-TioNTech (mRNA COVID-19 vaccine) are preferred in most situations. Freeborn County Public Health does not currently have any J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. See this link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/janssen.html
If you received Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: Everyone 12 years and older should get a booster at least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are preferred in most situations. Teens 12-17 years old may ONLY get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster. Freeborn County Public Health does not currently have any type of Pfizer vaccine.
Freeborn County Public Health will be offering the MODERNA booster. Pfizer vaccine will not be available. You can also schedule a first or second dose of Moderna. You will be able to indicate which dose you would like to receive in the registration process at the links below.
You can schedule your own appointment using the links below, or call Freeborn County Public Health at 507-377-5100 to set up an appointment. Clinics will be held at the Freeborn County Public Health Office in the Government Center, 411 S. Broadway, Albert Lea.
If you want a COVID-19 booster shot and the Freeborn County Public Health clinic days and times do not work for you, you can visit this link to find other clinics: Find Vaccine Locations.
COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINATION OPTIONS IN FREEBORN COUNTY
Freeborn County Public Health
- Not available
- Moderna vaccine
- Call 507-377-5100 to schedule
- Call our office to find out the schedule or check our Facebook page
Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea
- Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 4:30 pm.
- Call 507-434-9929 to schedule
- They offer them in their Vaccine Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Call 507-434-9929 to schedule an appointment.
- Have an upcoming appointment at MCHS? Ask about getting your vaccine the same day.
- No testing available.
- The BinaxNOW at-home rapid antigen test kits (2-pack for about $20) are available.
- Moderna vaccine
- M-Sat 9 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.
- Walk-ins at any time except ~20 minutes before close and lunch from 1:30 pm-2 pm.
- Drive thru testing.
- Make appointment online at Walgreens.com or at Walgreens app prior to 7 pm the day before to be tested the next day.
- Results come in 2-7 days.
- Moderna vaccine
- M-F 8 am – 8 pm, Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm. Walk-ins are welcome.
- Drive-Thru testing Tuesday & Thursday 8 am - 10 am and Saturday 9 am – 11 am. This is a self-administered test that the pharmacist will walk you through.
- The test is free and takes 3-5 days for results.
- To schedule an appointment online at hy-vee.com/covidtesting and select Lab Test (Molecular PCR)
- Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available.
- M-F 8:30 am - 6:30 pm and Sat and Sun 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome.
Albert Lea Community Testing Site - Click here for information.
To find other testing locations, click on this link: https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations/
To find other vaccine locations, click on this link: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/locations/
COVID-19 vaccine information is changing rapidly! The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has the current information regarding vaccines. For more information about the COVID vaccine click here.
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 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
If you would like information about Coronavirus or COVID-19, please go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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
View Information From Mayo Clinic Health System
Regarding COVID-19 Immunizations at Mayo Clinic Health System: For more information, visit https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/covid-19-semn-vaccination-phase.
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that can easily spread. It shares several symptoms with influenza, but it’s treated differently. If you are showing any sign of possible COVID-19 symptoms, call our COVID-19 Nurse Line at 507-293-9525 to learn about getting tested or contact your local health care provider. If you meet testing criteria, you will be directed to one of our local testing sites.
If you are calling MCHS-Albert Lea after 5 pm, please call 507-373-2384 and ask for the COVID Triage Nurse Line.
People SHOULD NOT go directly to Emergency Room, Urgent Care or show up at the clinic if they think they were exposed to COVID-19. Call the numbers above. Expect delays while on hold.
If a person has a sudden change in their health such as sudden onset of chest pain, difficulty breathing etc., call 911.
Remember stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with people who are sick. Wash your hands and avoid touching your face. Cover your cough or sneeze and clean frequently touched surfaces.
View Information From Minnesota Department Of Health
COVID-19 Public Hotline: For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 1-833-431-2053, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mental Health Crisis Line: call **CRISIS (**274747).
- The most important thing Minnesotans can do right now to help protect themselves, their families and their communities is to take those tried and true, everyday steps to prevent respiratory illnesses. Those include:
‒ Covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throwing the tissue in the trash.
‒ Washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom or before eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
‒ Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose and mouth - with unwashed hands.
‒ Stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.