COVID-19 Vaccine

Current Sibley County Vaccination Clinic Opportunities
Updated
5/11/2021


Sibley County Public Health will be offering a Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, May 15th, open to individuals aged 18 and over.

Who: Individuals aged 18 and over
Where: Sibley County Service Center, 111 8th St., Gaylord
When: Saturday, May 15th, 8:30-9:30 AM
Registration links: 
 
          Saturday 8:30-9:30 AM
Register by phone:
Call center will open Wednesday, May 12th from 10 AM-2 PM*

       *Registering by phone may result in longer wait times
                  
Effective March 30th, Minnesota expanded COVID-19 vaccine to anyone interested. Sibley County will continue to update you with upcoming opportunities for vaccine clinics. We will provide updates on Facebook and on our website. 

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

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Sibley County Public Health is NOT currently collecting a waitlist of individuals wanting to be vaccinated.

Appointment Disclaimers:

  • If you are not a member of the priority group do not schedule your vaccine appointment at this time. If you make an appointment and are not in the priority group, you will be turned away at the clinic. Unauthorized appointments are slowing the overall effort to distribute the vaccine and filling spots of those who qualify.  
  • Vaccinations are currently by appointment only. Anyone showing up without a pre-scheduled appointment will be turned away. Refrain from bringing anyone to the appointment as they may be asked to wait outside.
  • 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.

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.
  • Identification may be required to confirm your affiliation to the priority group. Those aged 65 and over must be 65 on the day of their first appointment.
  • 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.
  • A link will be provided for you to register for your second dose 28 days later.

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. 

Minnesota State Upcoming Clinic Opportunities
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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.

When Minnesotans become eligible, the Vaccine Connector will:
  • alert you of eligibility
  • connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment
  • notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area
Minnesotans age 65+ who sign up with the Vaccine Connector will also be automatically included. In the selection process for appointments at state-run community vaccination sites.

HOW TO SIGN UP:
Signing up for the Vaccine Connector is easy, safe, and secure.
All Minnesotans 18 years of age and older should sign up, no matter their current vaccine eligibility status.
There will be no cost and no restricted time period for signing up.
Health insurance and personal identification forms are not required for signing up.
Go to https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/ or call 833-431-2053 for assistance signing up over the phone. Translation is available as well by calling translation hotlines at 833-431-2053 and 651-318-0989

About the Vaccine  
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  • All three meet strict and existing safety standards.
  • We know these vaccines are good at preventing people from getting sick, but we don’t have enough data yet to say whether someone who was vaccinated may still spread the disease to others. So, again, keep masking, staying 6 feet apart, washing your hands, and following other public health recommendations even if you are someone who gets vaccinated earlier.
  • There has been no change in standards to make sure the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, pure and effective. For instance, the number of people in COVID-19 vaccine trials is the same as trials for other vaccines in recent years, and they include people from diverse backgrounds.
  • To speed up the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, drug manufacturers built upon previous research as well as used new and faster methods.
  • Companies have also been able to make the vaccine more quickly because the federal government is paying the cost.

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.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Facts
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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)