COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Information accurate as of January 6, 2022.

Vaccines for children ages 5-11 years of age

We are scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children ages 5-11. In addition, we will be offering pediatric vaccination clinics every Saturday beginning January 15, 2022. To schedule an appointment, call 507.292.7300.

Minnesota Department of Health is offering a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for children ages 5-11 years of age called called “Kids Deserve a Shot.”  First and second dose need to be received between January 1 - February 28 to be eligible. Learn more.

OMC providing COVID-19 vaccine boosters for ages 12 and older

How do I get the COVID-19 booster?

Individuals ages 12+ are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 booster. Appointments are required. Call 507.292.7300 to schedule an appointment.

OMC is offering the Pfizer vaccine booster for patients 12+ who completed their primary series with Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J (Janssen). We also continue to offer appointments for first and second doses for the Pfizer vaccine. Appointments are available on Thursdays.

FDA booster eligibility chart

Can someone get the Pfizer COVID-19 booster and the flu vaccination at the same time?

Yes. There is no waiting period between the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

“You can get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same visit. You no longer need to wait 14 days between vaccinations. Experience with other vaccines has shown that the way our bodies develop protection, known as an immune response, after getting vaccinated and possible side effects of vaccines are generally the same when given alone or with other vaccines.”

Where can you learn more?

To learn more about the COVID-19 booster, visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html.


OMC to provide an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to moderately and severely immunocompromised patients ages 12+

Information accurate as of August 23, 2021.

It is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) that individuals with moderately and severely immunocompromising conditions should receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is for individuals who have previously received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Olmsted Medical Center will be contacting patients who qualify and providing information on how to schedule an appointment. OMC will reach out through email, OMC MyChart, or the telephone appointment reminder system by Friday, August 20. Appointments are required, we are not offering walk-in vaccinations.

Appointments are available Tuesday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 31, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Rochester Northwest Clinic.

As defined by the CDC, individuals with the following conditions should receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Actively receiving treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies (blood cancers).
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressive medication.
  • Received Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy (CAR-T-cell) or a stem cell transplant within two years of transplantation or are taking immunosuppression medication.
  • Has moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge or Wiskott-Aldrich syndromes).
  • Has advanced or untreated HIV infection.
  • Actively receiving treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, TNF (tumor necrosis factor) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.

We recognize there may be patients who fall outside the CDC guidelines. If you believe you should receive an additional dose based on your medical history, please contact your primary care provider after August 20.

The additional dose is currently not recommended for individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Information accurate as of September 1, 2021.

Do you or a family member need to get the COVID vaccine? OMC is scheduling COVID vaccines. Appointments for patients 12 years of age and older will be held on Thursdays, on an ongoing basis. Patients must call 507.292.7300 to schedule their vaccine. There are no walk-in appointments.

  • For information on other vaccination options in Olmsted County, we invite you to visit their website at https://www.olmstedcounty.gov/covid/vaccine.
  • To learn more about vaccinations for 12-15 year olds, visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/adolescents.html.

If OMC’s vaccine days/times do not work for you, visit the MN Vaccine Connector to find a location: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/