Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Freeborn County Public Health Vaccination Clinics for persons 18 years and older
CDC Now Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children-CDC endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This means that all Americans ages 6 months and older are eligible for vaccination. Parents and caregivers can get their children 6 months through 5 years of age vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines to better protect them from COVID-19. All children, including children who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated. Contact your child’s health care provider about the COVID-19 vaccination. Freeborn County Public Health is not currently offering COVID-19 vaccine for children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the following individuals receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine:
People ages 50 years and older who received an initial COVID-19 booster dose (regardless of which vaccine was used) at least 4 months ago;
People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised who received an initial COVID-19 booster dose (regardless of which vaccine was used) at least 4 months ago; and
People ages 18 years and older who received both a primary dose and a booster dose of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago.
COVID-19 vaccines continue to offer high levels of protection against severe disease, hospitalization, and death-especially for individuals who have received an initial boost. Due to the steep and substantial increase in hospitalizations for older Americans, another COVID-19 booster dose could help restore protection that may wane over time.
Freeborn County Public Health has Moderna COVID-19 vaccine available for persons 18 years and older. You will be able to indicate which vaccine/dose you would like to receive in the registration process at the links below. Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are not available.
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.
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.