On September 12, 2023 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval and authorization of updated vaccine to target the COVID-19 variants that are circulating nationally. These new vaccines are available for those who are 6 months of age or older.
- Children 6 months through 4 years of age should complete a primary series including either 2 doses of Moderna or 3 doses of Pfizer vaccine, with at least one of the doses being the new 2023-2024 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. If they had completed a primary series prior, one dose of the new 2023-2024 vaccine should be given at least 2 months after any previous dose.
- People 5 years of age and older should receive 1 dose of the new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. If they have received any previous COVID-19 vaccine, the new 2023-2024 vaccine should be given at least 2 months after any previous dose.
- People who are immunocompromised should have 3 doses with at least one of the doses being the new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. They may also receive additional 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine doses based on their clinical situation.
- People over 65 years of age: There is currently no recommendation to receive more than one 2023-2024 vaccine dose; this may be updated as more data becomes available.
The Minnesota Department of Health and Rice County Public Health encourage everyone to be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines.
Rice County Public Health is currently vaccinating with Moderna COVID-19 2023-2024 vaccine.
Vaccine is available for children age 6 months through 18 years who are uninsured or on a MA health plan, and also for uninsured adults. For those with private insurance, COVID-19 vaccine can be obtained from local pharmacies and medical clinics. In addition, Rice County Public Health has limited supplies.
If you have questions about the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine or are interested in scheduling an appointment to get vaccinated call Marie at (507) 332-5928 or Angie at (507) 384-6450 for assistance.
Upcoming Vaccination Clinics:
- Every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Government Services Building, 320 Third Street NW, Faribault. No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome.
- Thursday November 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Community Action Center of Faribault, 1400 Cannon Circle #8, Faribault. No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome.
- Monday December 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Community Action Center of Faribault, 1400 Cannon Circle #8, Faribault. No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome.
- Thursday, December 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community Action Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield. No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome.
Children 17 years of age and younger must have parent/guardian consent. The parent/guardian should be present at the clinic with their child when they are vaccinated.
Have more questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, Click here: mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/index.jsp
Need assistance finding another COVID-19 vaccination site? Use the vaccine locator mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/locations/index.jsp