Steele County Public Health
provides a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
on Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
at the Steele County Public Health Building
located at 635 Florence Avenue in Owatonna, MN
Sign up through the link below or just drive up!
To sign up for a scheduled appointment at one of our clinics:
- Copy and paste the below "Access Link" into a web browser using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (the link is NOT compatible with Internet Explorer).
- When you sign up for an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please wait to schedule your appointment at a later date.
Wednesday, May 25th
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Offering Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
Access Link: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/appointment/en/reg/9110286015
Why are COVID 19 vaccine booster shots necessary? https://youtu.be/3oghHBNEbDI
What are COVID 19 vaccine booster shots? https://youtu.be/TKX3DUfWB8g
Why should people get vaccinated for COVID 19 if we need booster shots? https://youtu.be/URjdHZXHHOg
Certain people may choose to get a second booster shot to enhance their protection.
- People age 50 years and older.
- People age 12-49 years who have certain immunocompromising conditions.
- People age 18 and older who received Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for their initial dose and booster dose.
The second booster shot should be given at least 4 months after the first booster and it should be either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Available evidence shows that a second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine could improve protection against severe COVID-19, especially among the elderly and those with a very weak immune system. Additionally, a second booster could enhance protection for people who have received two doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Talk to your health care provider if you have questions about getting a second booster shot.Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
For most people, the primary series is two doses of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, but people with moderate to severe immunocompromising conditions are recommended to get a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as part of their primary series. Talk to your health care provider about your risk, the need for a third dose, and any questions about mixing and matching booster doses. COVID-19 vaccines are effective, especially at preventing serious illness and death. However, evidence is showing that boosters for all adults, given at the appropriate time after your primary vaccination series, can help extend the protection and keep it at a higher level.
MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET (English)
MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET (Spanish)
MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET (Somali)
PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET - 5 to 11 Years Old (English)
PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET - 12 Years & Older (English)
PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET - 5 to 11 Years Old (Spanish)
PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET - 12 Years & Older (Spanish)
PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET (Somali)
If you do not have access to the internet, we will also update information on the Steele County Public Health COVID-19 vaccination phone line at 507-444-7650 (prompt #3) as it becomes available.
To schedule an appointment at a MN Department of Health regional site, you may call the Vaccine Reservation Call Center toll free at 833-431-2053. Please be aware that these appointments are very limited and may be very difficult to obtain.
MINNESOTA COVID-19 VACCINE CONNECTOR