COVID-19 Vaccine

Current Sibley County Vaccination Clinic Opportunities
Updated 3/5/2021

 Sibley County Public Health is hosting a clinic for those 65 and older. The clinic will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 8:00am-6:00pm at the Sibley County Service Center in Gaylord.

Location:  Sibley County Service Center, 111 8th St, Gaylord
Who: 65 and Over
Date: March 10, 2021
Time: 8am-6pm
Registration: Appointments are required. Registration will open Monday, March 8 at 10:00 am and you may register either online using the link that will be on the Sibley County website at https://www.co.sibley.mn.us/covid-19_vaccine/index.php or by calling (507) 237-7830 starting March 8 at 10:00 am.

*Registration over the phone will take longer and spots may be limited or no longer available by the end of the registration process. We encourage online registration by you, or assistance from a friend or family member by using the website link for the vaccination clinic. Vaccine supply is still limited and spots will fill quickly.

For the best experience use Chrome to access the registration link.

Sibley County has been receiving the Moderna vaccine.  Masks must be worn by all at clinics.

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 affects 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. 

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

Minnesota State Upcoming Clinic Opportunities
Roll Up Your Sleeves, MN

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  

  • Both Pfizer and Moderna indicated efficacy of 95%.
  • Both must meet strict and existing safety standards.
    • We know there are questions about how quickly these vaccines have been developed and making sure they are safe. COVID-19 vaccines went through the same rigorous clinical trials that other vaccines go through.
  • Takes two doses.
    • With these two vaccines, people will need two doses about a month apart for full protection.
    • You need to get the same vaccine for both doses.
    • After that second dose, it will also take about two weeks for your body to build up protection, so it’s about 6 weeks total from the first vaccine to when you should be protected. That’s another reason we can’t stop the masking and social distancing right away.
  • 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.
  • Adults recommended now.
    • Initially these vaccines will be for adults only because we need more data on the use in children. Additional trials are coming to determine how the vaccines may work for those younger age groups.
  • Vaccine will not be required or mandated.
  • 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.

Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19
Vacunación contra COVID-19

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)

About Priority Groups
  • Minnesota’s new COVID-19 vaccine locator map connects people age 65 and over to vaccination opportunities in their area. Enter your zip code or city to find vaccine providers near you. While the locator map is currently for seniors, it will expand over time as more Minnesotans become eligible for the vaccine. To read more about priority groups, click here.
  • Find My Vaccine https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/index.jsp
  • For more information regarding Priority Groups, please visit https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/data/index.jsp
To find a vaccination location for 65+, click here.