On September 12, 2023 the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines for all persons 6 months of age and older. Currently, Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Spikevax (Moderna) are licensed for persons 12 years and older. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children under 12 years of age continue under EUA. Novavax is still awaiting FDA approval. Updated recommendations are inclusive of all 2023-2024 version vaccine products for persons 6 months and older that are approved by the FDA. The previous COVID-19 Moderna and Pfizer bivalent vaccines are no longer authorized for use in the United States.

  • 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. 

Rice County Public Health encourages everyone to be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines. 

Rice County Public Health is awaiting shipment of the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. This webpage will be updated when Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is available. 

Fact Sheet – Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

If you have questions about the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine call Marie at (507) 332-5928 or Angie at (507) 384-6450 for assistance. 

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

Upcoming Rice County COVID vaccination clinics

General appointment information

  • Accessibility accommodations are available.
  • Appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome.
  • 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. 

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.