Chisago County Public Health is working diligently on planning and administering the COVID-19 vaccine to all Chisago County residents. While Minnesota has expanded to all Minnesotans for a vaccine, the federal vaccine allocation to the state has not increased substantially to be able to meet local demand. If you have questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine allocation process for Chisago County, please Email Vaccine Information for assistance.
- Who can get vaccinated in Chisago County?
- First Dose Appointments
- Second Dose Recipients
- Future Clinics
As of March 30, 2021, all Minnesotans aged 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Chisago County Public Health is eager to help all Chisago County residents access the vaccine. However, vaccine demand is higher than our vaccine supply. Public Health will have the following protocols in place.
- While the Governor's order includes those aged 16 and older, Chisago County is currently administering the Moderna vaccine, which is approved for ages 18 and older only. We are unable to administer the Moderna vaccine to youth under 18. Chisago County families with children under 18 should contact their health care providers to access the Pfizer vaccine.
- Chisago County Public Health is prioritizing Chisago County residents.
Most of our clinics will be hosted at the Chisago Lake Town Hall in Lindstrom, Rush City High School, Maranatha Assembly of God in Forest Lake and Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch.
Appointment Disclaimers (Read First)
When setting up an appointment, there is a commitment that your second dose is to be scheduled 28 days from the first dose, if this doesn't work with your schedule, please consider another time to schedule your first appointment.
New clinics will be posted weekly on Monday’s by 1:00 p.m.
- Vaccine Information: Coming Soon
- Location: Coming Soon
- Targeting: Coming Soon
- Date: Coming Soon
- Time: Coming Soon
- Registration Link: Coming Soon
- Directions: Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment
Appointments are required. When you arrive, remain in your car until your appointment time. Please only come at your assigned time, to help maintain adequate social distance.
If you are unable to complete the registration process online, you may call Public Health at 651-213-5266 for assistance. However, we encourage online registration to quickly secure an appointment as staff may not be able to return calls immediately.
Additional vaccine opportunities
How long should I wait between doses?
Chisago County Public Health is administering the Moderna vaccine, which requires a 28 day period between doses. We will provide you information about signing up for a second dose.
How will I know when to sign up for my second dose?
You will receive an automated email notification within 2 weeks after your first appointment with information about signing up for the second appointment. The notification will arrive at the same email you provided during your first appointment signup. Monitor your email and check your SPAM folders just in case.
- Monitor your email for an automated message from PrepMod, the vaccine appointment signup system.
- Use the link in the message to sign up for your 2nd appointment (please do not share with anyone, it is unique to you).
If you do not receive a link, please reach out to Public Health via Email to Vaccine Information.
Why isn't Chisago County posting more vaccine clinics in advance?
Our ability to plan and post clinics in advance is based on the number vaccines we receive from the state. When we receive this information, our Public Health staff work around the clock to plan clinics. We will post clinics in advance as much as we can.
How are vaccines allocated in Minnesota?
Each week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) determines the allocations of vaccine dosages for local public health agencies, including Chisago County Public Health.
We are continuously monitoring and adjusting our vaccination plans and bringing additional priority groups into clinics as vaccine doses and appointments become available. We are prioritizing groups for vaccination based on guidance from MDH, as well as job duties and risk of exposure.
We look forward to helping ensure that all people in Chisago County who want the vaccine can get it. We thank everyone for their patience as we move through this challenging process with limited supply.