Vaccine Information

Continue to watch this page for weekly vaccine opportunity updates.

April 29th Clinic Information:

Blue Earth County Public Health and Mankato Area Public Schools are partnering to offer a Covid-19 vaccine clinic. The Clinic will be held on Thursday, April 29th from 2 pm to 6:30 pm at the Lincoln Community Center – 110 Fulton Street in Mankato.  (Please note this is a different location than previous BEC clinics)

There are three ways to obtain a vaccine from this clinic: 
Use this link to register for an appointment: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//reg/1560123926 (recommended) 
Call 507-304-4117 to register for an appointment. 
There is some availability for walk-in appointments from 2pm to 6:30 pm on a first come, first served basis as long as vaccine is available.



Local public health, along with area healthcare providers and pharmacies, are now able to anyone meeting the age requirements. Blue Earth County is currently administering the Moderna brand vaccine, therefore; you must be 18 or older to register for an appointment. 

Blue Earth County Public Health continues to focus on priority groups outlined by the MN Department of Health in addition to the general public. 

If you would like to be vaccinated, below are options to find vaccine opportunities: 
  1. Follow Blue Earth County on Facebook to find out about our future vaccination clinics.
  2. Watch the Blue Earth County COVID Vaccination website for registration links for future vaccination clinics. (you are on this page now)
  3. Visit VaccineConnector.mn.gov to directly schedule an appointment at a Community Vaccination location in MN. The Mankato site is located at Mankato - Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato.
  4. Find Vaccine Locations and providers near you using the state’s interactive map.
  5. Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.
  6. Use CDC: VaccineFinder to find pharmacy appointments near you.
  7. Your employer may also reach out with information about vaccination opportunities.
Blue Earth County is currently only offering the Moderna brand vaccine.  If you are 16 or 17 years old and would like to be vaccinated, below are suggested opportunities:  
  1. Call Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato to schedule an appointment at 507-594-2100.  
  2. Visit Mankato Clinic's website for appointment options: http://www.mankatoclinic.com/how-to-book-your-covid-19-vaccination-appointment



Blue Earth County's Efforts


Blue Earth County Public Health's efforts are underway to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.  There continues to be a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota. The vaccine distribution system in Minnesota involves multiple vaccination providers, including health care providers/health systems, local public health agencies, pharmacies and community vaccinator programs. 

Public Health has been working hard to vaccinate Priority Groups according to guidance from MDH. 

Based on updated State guidance, vaccine can now be offered to all Minnesotan's ages 16 and older. 

It will take some time before the federal government provides the state with enough vaccine to cover all those currently eligible. In the meantime, we ask for your patience. Public health will notify residents when we have vaccine and are able to move to vaccinating the broader category.

Vaccine from Blue Earth County Public Health is currently only available by appointment.

MN COVID-19 Vaccine Connect Tool


The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will:

  • alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine;
  • connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment; and
  • notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area.

Visit the MN Department of Health's website below to sign up: 
https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/connector.jsp

Vaccine Data


The MN Department of Health is tracking data on vaccine administration throughout the State.  The state-wide data can be viewed on their website.  Blue Earth County specific data can also be viewed on the site.   https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/data/index.jsp 

Learn More About the COVID Vaccine

Vaccine Distribution and Administration


The MN Department of Health has a website that explains how a vaccine gets from the federal government, into an arm, and reported back to the State of Minnesota.  That information can be found here: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/distribution/index.jsp

COVID-19 Vaccine approved under the Emergency Use Authorization


Vaccines help your body build up the ability to fight off a virus. A vaccine may not prevent you from getting COVID-19 virus but may keep you from becoming seriously ill or developing complications due to illness.

• If you have a history of severe allergic reactions not related to vaccines or injectable medications, you may still get a COVID-19 vaccine. You should be monitored for 30 minutes after getting the vaccine.

• Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine even if I’ve already had COVID-19? Getting COVID-19 might offer some natural protection or immunity from reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, it is not clear how long this protection lasts. Because reinfection is possible and COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications, it's recommended that people who have already had COVID-19 get a COVID-19 vaccine.

• Can I stop taking safety precautions after getting a COVID vaccine? Experts are still learning more about the protection that a COVID-19 vaccine provides and how long immunity lasts. Current guidelines are still necessary and may be adjusted when more is known. Factors such as how many people get vaccinated, and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect these recommendations.

• Continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask properly outside your home, wash your hands frequently, stay home if you are sick, and follow recommendations provided by the state.

This video answers common questions about how COVID-19 vaccines were tested, made, and approved.   
https://youtu.be/WHx3-FHVdbA

Volunteer Opportunity


Blue Earth County Public Health may utilize the Minnesota Responds lists to activate volunteers needed for vaccinator or support roles. If you would be interested in volunteering your time and skills to support MN’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, please register at Minnesota Responds: https://www.mnresponds.org/.