For children ages 0 through 18 years

Freeborn County Public Health participates in the Minnesota Vaccines for Children Program (MnVFC). Children age 0 through 18 years who meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive vaccines through the MnVFC program:

  • Medicaid eligible - A child who is eligible for the Medicaid program. In Minnesota this includes programs such as:
    • Medical Assistance
    • MinnesotaCare
    • Prepaid Medical Assistance Plan
  • Uninsured - A child who has no health insurance coverage.
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Underinsured
    • Underinsured means the child has health insurance, but it:
      • Doesn't cover certain vaccines (children are eligible for vaccines not covered by insurance),
      • Covers vaccines but has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines. Once that fixed dollar amount is reached, a child is eligible.

Privately insured children whose health insurance plan covers vaccinations but have out-of-pocket costs due to a high deductible are not eligible for the MnVFC program.

You can use this form to see if your child qualifies for the MnVFC program.
Can my child get free or low cost shots? (PDF)

Can my child get free or low cost shots? (Karen) (PDF)

Can my child get free or low cost shots? (Spanish) (PDF)


For Adults ages 19 years and older

Freeborn County Public Health participates in the Uninsured and Underinsured Adult Vaccine (UUAV) program, which provides low-cost vaccines for uninsured and underinsured adults age 19 years and older. We currently provide influenza (flu) vaccine through this program.

Influenza (flu) vaccinations are available through special community immunization clinics, or you can schedule an appointment below.  Please watch for notification when influenza vaccine is available each fall.  We are able to bill Medicare and Medicaid, but are not able to bill many private insurances.  Private pay is also available.           

Appointment Times

  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month

Schedule an Appointment

Visit: or for assistance you can call 507-377-5100 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Clinics are held at:
Public Health Office
Freeborn County Government Center
411 S Broadway Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Fees & Facts

  • We request a $10 donation for each immunization.
  • If you have health insurance that pays for immunizations, you need to go to your clinic / local physician for the shots.
  • If you have Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care, be sure to bring your card.
  • One of the parents needs to accompany the child to the appointment.
  • Bring your immunization record, especially if you have never received immunizations at Freeborn County Public Health.

Immunizations Offered For Children

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB)
  • Hepatitis A (Hep A)
  • Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Influenza Vaccine
  • Meningococcal (MCV4)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV7)
  • Rotavirus
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Varicella/Chicken Pox (Var)

Need to see your child’s immunization records for school?  Need the dates of your COVID-19 vaccines?

Minnesotans can easily access their immunization record through their smartphones or other mobile devices by using an app called Docket. Docket enables residents with a Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) record to securely view and share their immunization records.

For more information on how to download the Docket app, visit this webpage:

If you are unable to access your records, call Freeborn County Public Health at 507-377-5100 for assistance.