Olmsted County Public Health offers more clinics with COVID Vaccine – Post Bulletin

ROCHESTER – Olmsted County Public Health has planned two new clinics to provide residents access to bivalent doses of a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

The updated vaccines are designed to provide people with broad protection against COVID-19 and contain components from the original virus strain and the Omicron variant.

On August 31, 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent vaccine formulations for use as a single booster dose at least two months after completion of primary or booster immunization.

Olmsted County Public Health will run immunization clinics from noon to 4pm on Monday September 26 and from 8am to 4pm and Friday 30 September at 2100 Campus Drive SE in Rochester.

Pre-registration is not required.

People who have recently had COVID-19 infection may delay vaccination, including a bivalent booster dose, for three months after the onset of symptoms or a positive test result.

Pfizer and Moderna’s bivalent booster doses can be administered regardless of what type of baseline or booster dose you have received in the past. The main considerations are:

  • Persons 12 years of age and older can receive a Pfizer bivalent booster.
  • People over 18 years of age can receive the Moderna bivalent booster.
  • Time must be at least two months after the first series or the last monovalent boost.

In addition to a public health clinic, Mayo Clinic COVID-19 booster vaccinations for local patients can be scheduled at the 41st Street Center Professional Building in Rochester from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. until 19:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays or from 8:00 to 17:00 on Fridays.
The Mayo Family Clinic in Kasson also offers vaccinations on Thursdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Mayo Clinic patients can access the Patient Online Services or call their local primary care visit office to make an appointment.

Olmsted Medical Center also has two Saturday night COVID-19 booster clinics at Rochester’s Northwest Clinic at 5067 55th St. NW.

Dates for required visits are 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on September 24 and October 1.

Appointments can be made by calling 507-292-7300 or by making an appointment through OMC MyChart.

The vaccine delivered to OMC clinics will be the latest version of Pfizer, providing protection against the latest versions of omicrons, called BA.4 and BA.5. This updated COVID-19 booster is for patients who have completed their first series.

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