- COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
- Location: Mayo Civic Center
- Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
- Time: Fridays 12pm-7pm / Saturdays 11am-6pm
Appointments are now available for Minnesotans to receive an updated bivalent booster at state-run vaccination sites in Moorhead and Rochester. Moorhead vaccination site will be located in the former Thomas Edison Elementary School (1110 S. 14th St. Moorhead, MN), and the Rochester vaccination site will be located in the Mayo Civic Center (30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN).
The first available appointments for both locations are Friday, Sept. 16.
The Moorhead and Rochester sites will both be open Fridays from noon-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Both sites will offer the Pfizer bivalent booster.
Bivalent boosters will also be available next week at the St. Paul Midway location where COVID-19 testing is available. Information will be updated on the Find Vaccine Locations map when appointments are open for vaccinations at the Midway site. In addition to state-run vaccination sites, Minnesotans can find updated bivalent boosters through Minnesota pharmacies, health care systems, local public health and tribal health agencies, and other health care providers.
“Staying up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines is a crucial part of protecting our state in the months ahead,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm. “The bivalent boosters were shown to be safe and effective, and they will be a key tool in helping provide better protection against variants that are currently spreading. I would also encourage eligible Minnesotans who are seeking this updated booster to take this opportunity to ensure your whole family is up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations so you have the best protection possible as school starts and before end-of-year holidays.”
About the variant specific booster:
The Pfizer bivalent booster vaccine is recommended for people age 12 and older. The Moderna bivalent booster vaccine is recommended for people age 18 and older. Both vaccines can be given at least two months after a primary vaccine series or booster vaccination. The bivalent vaccines can only be used for a single booster dose. These boosters will continue to be free for all Minnesotans at both state and private sites, regardless of insurance status. It is important for everyone to stay up to date with the COVID-19 vaccine doses recommended for them. Talk to your health care provider or refer to CDC’s Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters. COVID-19 vaccines continue to protect people by preventing severe illness and deaths.
- This site offers first and second doses of the Pfizer 12+ COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses of the Pfizer Bivalent Booster 12+ COVID-19 vaccine.
- Appointments required, walkups will not be accepted.
- If you are sick, we recommend you delay vaccination until your symptoms have resolved.
- This site accepts patients ages 12 years of age and older seeking their first, second, and booster doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine.
- If you are registering for a booster dose, and you have questions about whether a booster dose is appropriate for you, please contact your primary care provider.
Additional information is available from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
- If you are registering for your 2nd dose or a booster dose, you will need to provide proof of vaccination history. Acceptable forms of physical proof of vaccination status to receive a booster include:
- An original CDC vaccination card, or
- A paper or electronic copy of a CDC COVID-19 vaccination card, or
- An original or copy of an alternative official vaccination record, as proof of FDA- or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccination status including electronic copies of vaccination records
- Verbal information about your vaccine history is not acceptable
- Any person 12 years and older who completed their initial series of Pfizer or received a booster at least two months ago should receive a Pfizer Bivalent booster dose.
- Vaccine eligibility will be determined by a medical professional on site and the vaccine participant may be asked to come back at a later date.
Click here to register to make your appointment: https://my.primary.health/r/rochester_vax_mn?registration_type=general_public