How to Find a Vaccine
If you would like to be vaccinated, below are options to find vaccine opportunities:
- Find Vaccine Locations and providers near you using the state’s interactive map.
- Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.
- Use CDC: VaccineFinder to find pharmacy appointments near you.
If you need assistance finding a vaccine that is convenient for you, contact Blue Earth County Public Health at 507-304-4117.
MN COVID-19 Vaccine Connect Tool
The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will:
- alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine;
- connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment; and
- notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area.
Visit the MN Department of Health's website below to sign up:
The MN Department of Health is tracking data on vaccine administration throughout the State. The state-wide data can be viewed on their website. Blue Earth County specific data can also be viewed on the site. https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/data/index.jsp
Vaccine Distribution and Administration
The MN Department of Health has a website that explains how a vaccine gets from the federal government, into an arm, and reported back to the State of Minnesota. That information can be found here: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/distribution/index.jsp
COVID-19 Vaccine approved under the Emergency Use Authorization
Vaccines help your body build up the ability to fight off a virus. A vaccine may not prevent you from getting COVID-19 virus but may keep you from becoming seriously ill or developing complications due to illness.
• If you have a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications, you may still get a COVID-19 vaccine. You should be monitored for 30 minutes after getting the vaccine.
• Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine even if I’ve already had COVID-19? Getting COVID-19 might offer some natural protection or immunity from reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, it is not clear how long this protection lasts. Because reinfection is possible and COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications, it's recommended that people who have already had COVID-19 get a COVID-19 vaccine.
• Can I stop taking safety precautions after getting a COVID vaccine? Experts are still learning more about the protection that a COVID-19 vaccine provides and how long immunity lasts. Current guidelines are still necessary and may be adjusted when more is known. Factors such as how many people get vaccinated, and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect these recommendations.
• Continue to wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are sick.
This video answers common questions about how COVID-19 vaccines were tested, made, and approved. https://youtu.be/WHx3-FHVdbA