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 11 years who are uninsured or on a MA health plan, and people ages 19 years of age and older who are un or underinsured.   

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, February 29th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Faribault Community Action Center/Food Shelf, 1400 Cannon Circle, Suite 9, Faribault. No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome. 
  • Thursday, March 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Northfield Community Action Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield. No pre-registration required. Walk-ins welcome.

Fact Sheet – Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

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

Important information

  • Anyone with a history of severe allergic reactions to vaccinations/medications should get their COVID vaccination at a medical clinic.