Rice County Public Health is currently vaccinating those age 6 months and older with the Moderna vaccine.  First and second doses, as well as the additional dose for immunocompromised and boosters, are available. Bivalent booster available for those 6 months and older. Pre-registration recommended --Walk-ins welcome. 

Because protection from the vaccines can decrease over time, and because the strains of COVID-19 that are circulating have changed since the original vaccine was developed, children age 6 months and older are now recommended to get an updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine. Children 6 months through 5 years of age who received the original (monovalent) Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are now recommended to receive a single booster of the updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 shot. 

Children 17 years and younger must be preregistered and have parent/guardian consent. The parent/guardian should be present at the clinic with their child when they are vaccinated. Youth walk-ins must have a parent/guardian present.

Below is the listing for Rice County Public Health's COVID-19 vaccination clinics. If you are unable to attend a COVID vaccination clinic, call Marie at 507-332-5928 for alternative arrangements. 

Upcoming Rice County COVID vaccination clinics

Thursday, Jan. 26 - Faribault
Bivalent booster vaccine (Moderna) available for ages 6 months and older. Monovalent COVID-19 vaccine for first and second doses for those starting the vaccination series, or needing the additional dose for immunocompromised **: Moderna vaccine for ages 6 months and older. Choose vaccine type when registering. (If receiving subsequent vaccinations after the first dose, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card so it can be updated).

  • Link to register: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/appointment/en/reg/4215912066
  • Date: Thursday, January 26 
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rice County Government Services Building - 320 NW 3rd Street, Faribault. Use North Entrance.
  • If you need assistance to register, please call:507-332-5922, 507-332-5928, 507-332-5911, 507-384-6450

Thursday, February 2 - Northfield
Bivalent booster vaccine (Moderna) available for ages 6 months and older. Monovalent COVID-19 vaccine for first and second doses for those starting the vaccination series, or needing the additional dose for immunocompromised **: Moderna vaccine for ages 6 months and older. Choose vaccine type when registering. (If receiving subsequent vaccinations after the first dose, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card so it can be updated).

  • Link to register: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/appointment/en/reg/9312604959
  • Date: Thursday, February 2 
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Northfield Community Education Center - 700 Lincoln Parkway, Northfield.
  • If you need assistance to register, please call:507-332-5922, 507-332-5928, 507-332-5911, 507-384-6450

Thursday, February 9 - Faribault
Bivalent booster vaccine (Moderna) available for ages 6 months and older. Monovalent COVID-19 vaccine for first and second doses for those starting the vaccination series, or needing the additional dose for immunocompromised **: Moderna vaccine for ages 6 months and older. Choose vaccine type when registering. (If receiving subsequent vaccinations after the first dose, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card so it can be updated).

  • Link to register: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/appointment/en/reg/9612929034
  • Date: Thursday, February 9
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rice County Government Services Building - 320 NW 3rd Street, Faribault. Use North Entrance.
  • If you need assistance to register, please call:507-332-5922, 507-332-5928, 507-332-5911, 507-384-6450

Thursday, February 16 - Faribault
Bivalent booster vaccine (Moderna) available for ages 6 months and older. Monovalent COVID-19 vaccine for first and second doses for those starting the vaccination series, or needing the additional dose for immunocompromised **: Moderna vaccine for ages 6 months and older. Choose vaccine type when registering. (If receiving subsequent vaccinations after the first dose, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card so it can be updated).

  • Link to register: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/appointment/en/reg/0012934969
  • Date: Thursday, February 16
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rice County Government Services Building - 320 NW 3rd Street, Faribault. Use North Entrance.
  • If you need assistance to register, please call:507-332-5922, 507-332-5928, 507-332-5911, 507-384-6450

Thursday, February 23 - Faribault
Bivalent booster vaccine (Moderna) available for ages 6 months and older. Monovalent COVID-19 vaccine for first and second doses for those starting the vaccination series, or needing the additional dose for immunocompromised **: Moderna vaccine for ages 6 months and older. Choose vaccine type when registering. (If receiving subsequent vaccinations after the first dose, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card so it can be updated).

  • Link to register: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/appointment/en/reg/6099129334
  • Date: Thursday, February 23
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rice County Government Services Building - 320 NW 3rd Street, Faribault. Use North Entrance.
  • If you need assistance to register, please call:507-332-5922, 507-332-5928, 507-332-5911, 507-384-6450

General appointment information

  • Accessibility accommodations are available. 
  • Appointments are encouraged, however walk-ins are accepted if there is an adequate vaccine supply.
  • Rice County Public Health is vaccinating with Moderna  vaccine. 
  • Insurance information is requested on registration form and is appreciated, if available.  Public Health may bill insurance for an administrative fee, however there is no direct cost to an individual whether they have insurance or not. You do NOT need to upload your insurance card. 

Important information

  • Anyone with a history of severe allergic reactions to vaccinations/medications should get their COVID vaccination at a medical clinic. 
  • After receiving a vaccination, be prepared to stay for 15 minutes so you can be observed for post-vaccination reactions.
  1. *Vaccine Booster Eligibility
  2. Schedule for immunocompromised persons
  3. Future Clinics
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Resources
  6. What to Do if You Feel Sick

What is the recommendation for boosters?


People ages 5 years and older are recommended to receive 1 bivalent mRNA booster dose after completion of any FDA-approved or FDA-authorized monovalent primary series or previously received monovalent booster dose(s). This new booster recommendation replaces all prior booster recommendations for this age group. 

  • People age 5 and older are now recommended to get an updated bivalent booster dose at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 shot. That means the bivalent booster may be given after a person’s primary series or after their last booster shot.
  • The updated Pfizer booster is authorized for people age 5 and older. The updated Moderna booster is authorized for people age 6 and older.
  • Everyone who is eligible—including those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised—are recommended to receive 1 dose of the updated vaccine.
  • The updated bivalent booster helps protect against the original COVID-19 strain that has been in the vaccines as well as against newer Omicron variants that are circulating.