COVID

Vaccination Update


Influenza and Moderna COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters Available at Freeborn County Public Health Vaccination Clinics for persons 18 years and older

 

Influenza season is here!  The best way to prevent flu is to get a flu vaccine each year.

Everyone age 5 and older is now recommended to get an updated COVID-19 booster, also called a bivalent booster. If it has been at least 2 months since your last COVID-19 vaccine dose, you may be eligible. 

Here are three things to know about why this updated booster is important to get:

-It protects against the original COVID-19 strains as well as newer variants.

-It helps keep protection against COVID-19 high.

-It provides the best protection against severe cases of COVID-19.

Find out more here: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/bivalentfs.pdf


Freeborn County Public Health is not currently offering COVID-19 vaccine for children.  Contact your child’s health care provider about the COVID-19 vaccination.  


Freeborn County Public Health has Moderna COVID-19 bivalent boosters available.  We will also be offering Influenza vaccine at these clinics. You will be able to indicate which vaccine(s) you would like to receive in the registration process at the link below. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not be available. 

If you are receiving the influenza vaccine please bring your Medical Assistance card, or Medicare and Advantage Plan cards. If you have other insurance the cost will be $45 and we will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance.  

You can schedule your own appointment using the link 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.

December 8 or December 22: https://FreebornCountyPublicHealth-Covid-19VaccineScheduling.as.me/?calendarID=7583016

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.

image - everyone age 5 and older should get an updated COVID-19 booster shot


COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINATION OPTIONS IN FREEBORN COUNTY

Freeborn County Public Health                                                                                                                                              Testing –  Not available                                                                                                                                                           Vaccinations –  Moderna vaccine                                                                                                                                                 Call 507-377-5100 to schedule or check our Facebook page

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea                                                                                                                               Testing and Vaccinations –  Call 1-800-628-2538 (toll-free) or visit their website.

Albert Lea Hy-Vee Pharmacy - Visit their website.

Albert Lea Walgreens Pharmacy - Visit their website.

Albert Lea Walmart Pharmacy - Visit their website.

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/ 

OR vaccines.gov 

person had Covid-19 vaccination

MDH     COVID-19 Vaccine      

          Information

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

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


View Information From Mayo Clinic Health System

For information on COVID-19 testing and vaccination, please contact your local primary care office. Information on COVID-19 may be found at mayoclinic.org and the Mayo Clinic Health System website. Mayo Clinic Health System patients may send a secure message to their care team using Patient Online Services.

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 your local primary care office. 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).

Patient Health

What can you do to protect yourself and others

  • 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.