Public Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
A COVID-19 vaccine can help protect you and reduce the spread of the disease. Information on the COVID-19 vaccine is changing quickly. Check back often for updates.
McLeod County Public Health is now vaccinating all eligible residents (while it is now recommended for anyone 12 and older, McLeod County Public Health is currently administering the Moderna vaccine which is only approved for 18 years and older)  

Schedule an Appointment
COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine Clinic 

    • Must be 18 or older
    • Second doses will be scheduled for 1 month later (28 days) at the same location. They will be scheduled at the time of your first appointment. You will receive an email confirmation when you've scheduled your second dose which will NOT come from public health; they will come directly from Vaccination Clinics: Please check your junk/spam folders if you do not receive the email.

If you are unable to schedule due to no access to computer/internet please call 320-864-3185 for more information.

          *For best experience, use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to access the registration links. CLICK HERE for a "How to" Guide for the registration website.

Vaccine Eligibility
All Minnesotans 12 years of age and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

At this time, we recommend that McLeod County families seeking to vaccinate 12-17-year old’s contact their healthcare providers about the Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for those 12 and older. The Minnesota Vaccine Connector is also a useful tool to get notified about statewide clinics administering the Pfizer vaccine.

Waitlist Information
What does it mean if I am waitlisted?
If you have been waitlisted, it means the current clinic is full. If someone cancels their appointment, there might be an opportunity for you to take their spot the day of the vaccine clinic.
Our goal is to use every vaccine possible. Sometimes there are extra doses we can administer within the last hour of the vaccine clinic. If there’s an opportunity for you to get into one of these potential appointments, you will be notified by phone. You must arrive within the allotted timeframe or you will lose the opportunity.

If I was able to get on the waitlist, does that mean I have to re-register for a future vaccine clinic?
Yes, each vaccine clinic is a unique event. Some vaccine clinics may occur in the same location, but each clinic requires new registration.

Will Call List: 
We have now established a Will Call List for individuals who live or work in McLeod County and would like to be scheduled for a vaccination appointment or are willing to be called with short notice to receive a vaccine if we have extra doses at one of our vaccination clinics. To be added to our Will Call List, please call our office at 320-864-3185 and press option 2 for the COVID phone line. You will be directed to leave a voicemail with your name and a phone number or email address where you can be reached. Please also call us as needed to request to be removed from our Will Call List.

Second Vaccine Dose
How long should I wait between doses?
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two shots/doses to get the most protection:

  • Moderna doses should be given 1 month (28 days) apart

How will I know when to sign up for my second dose?
You will schedule your second dose when you receive your first dose. You will be sent a confirmation of the second dose appointment to the email you provide.

  1. Monitor your email for an automated message from PrepMod, the vaccine appointment signup system.
  2. There will be a link in the email if you need to change your time for that clinic day.  If you need to change the date for your second dose please call 320-864-3185.

Future COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
If you are unable to make an appointment at this time due to the clinic being full we will continue to schedule clinics as we have a supply of COVID-19 vaccine. Please continue to monitor our county website page for new links to schedule an appointment for an upcoming clinic.

We thank you for your patience as we respond to COVID-19 vaccine supply and demand.

McLeod County Public Health wants to ensure that all people who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine have access to it.

What to Do if You Feel Sick
If you feel sick, please do not attend a vaccination clinic. Instead, please follow these guidelines

Should I get the vaccine?