COVID

Vaccination Update


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.


Chart showing when to get booster shot

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. 


For more information on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster shots, visit https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/boosters/index.jsp


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.

 August 25

https://FreebornCountyPublicHealth-Covid-19VaccineScheduling.as.me/?calendarID=7000144

 

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

     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.