COVID-19

Sibley County Public Health is NOT a COVID-19 testing site. Information on no-barrier community testing sites run by the State of Minnesota can be found here; additional testing locations throughout the state can also be searched here.

*See current Sibley County vaccination opportunities below

Who is currently eligible to get vaccinated against COVID 19 (or begin their COVID-19 vaccine series)?

Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:
  • Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is for ages 12 and older. Two doses are needed, 21 days apart.
  • Moderna vaccine is for ages eighteen and older. Two doses are needed, 28 days apart.
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen is for ages 18 and older. One dose is needed.

*On Thursday, October 21, 2021 the CDC announced booster shots are available for all three COVID-19 vaccines.  Must be 18 years of age or older.

Who is currently eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot?
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series: Booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson two or more months ago.

Current Sibley County Vaccination Clinic Opportunities
Updated 10/25/2021


All COVID-19 vaccination clinics are located at:
     Sibley County Service Center
     111 8th St.
     Gaylord, MN 55334


Please bring your original vaccination card to your booster dose appointment.

Pre-registration preferred to guarantee your vaccine dose. A limited amount of appointments may be available for walk-ins until supply runs out.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - Moderna
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registration Link: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/clinic-Oct 27th

Thursday, October 28, 2021 – Pfizer *FULL*
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Link: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/4012565569

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – Moderna
Time: 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Registration Link: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/clinic-Nov 3rd
Register by phone*: Monday, November 1, 9 am - 11 am; 507-237-7830

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – Moderna and Johnson & Johnson
Time: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Registration Link: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/2655077109
Register by phone*: Monday, November 8, 9 am - 11 am; 507-237-7830

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – Moderna and Johnson & Johnson
Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Registration Link: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/1922955602
Register by phone*: Monday, November 15, 9 am - 11 am; 507-237-7830

*Registering by phone may result in longer wait times.


What to Expect
  • After registering you will receive a reminder confirmation e-mail prior to the appointment.
  • On the day of the clinic please come at your assigned time.
  • Wear clothing that allows easy access to the upper arm.
  • We ask that you remain on-site for 15 minutes after a vaccination so we can watch for any potential side effects and ensure your safety.
Appointment Disclaimers
  • If you are feeling sick on the day of your appointment do NOT come in for your vaccine.
  • There will be staff and wheelchairs available to assist with functional needs. If you require additional assistance please contact Sibley County Public Health prior to your scheduled appointment at 507-237-4000.
  • Sibley County Public Health is NOT currently collecting a waitlist of individuals wanting to be vaccinated.
Clinic Waitlist
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 clinic. If there's an opportunity for you to get into one of these potential appointments, you will be notified by email or phone. You must arrive within the allotted timeframe or you will lose the opportunity. Our goal is to use every vaccine possible. Sometimes there are extra doses we can administer within the last hour of a clinic.

If I was able to get on the waitlist, does that mean I have to re-register again for a future clinic?
Yes, each clinic event link is unique and clinic waitlists do not transfer. Most clinics will occur in the same location, but each clinic requires a new registration. 

About the Vaccine 

The most common side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines are fatigue, headache, and muscle aches. These side effects are most likely to occur one or two days after getting the vaccine. Although most people will not have significant side effects, some people may wish to schedule their vaccination to allow for a day or two of rest afterward. Side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine are a sign that your immune system is working well.

Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19
Vacunación contra COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccine Facts
Datos Sobre la vacuna contra COVID-19

To learn more visit https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/whos-getting-vaccinated/index.jsp

If you have a younger child who would like to receive the Pfizer vaccine contact Sibley County Public Health at
507-237-4000 to see if there are upcoming opportunities.


Vaccines are provided at no cost to you. They continue to be covered by the Federal Government, you may be asked what type of insurance you have but vaccine is free. Never provide your credit card information for a COVID-19 Vaccine.

Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector
The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Through the Connector you can sign up for an appointment at one of Minnesota's Community Vaccination Program sites or be among the first to hear about new vaccine opportunities in your area if you are unable to attend one of our local Sibley county clinics.
https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/connector.jsp

Vaccine Summary
To view current MDH data about vaccine status in each county visit: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/data/index.jsp

To view current CDC data about vaccine status in each county visit:
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view


Additional information about vaccines can be found on the the MDH page; https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html#make

Recommendations for Wearing Masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommend that people, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, continue to wear a well-fitted mask in some settings or situations. Other federal, state, or local laws may require masks, and businesses may set their own requirements.

For more information on wearing face covering, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health. https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html


Additional Information
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mRNA.html (CDC)
https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained (FDA)


For daily updates of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health 

COVID-19 Public Hotline:

For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 1-833-431-2053.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Mental Health Crisis Line - Call: **CRISIS (**274747)