COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Information accurate as of June 28, 2022.
COVID-19 vaccine now available for children 6 months to four years old
For those who missed the COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children held on June 25, parents/guardians should call 507.292.7300 to schedule their child’s appointment or sign into their child’s OMC MyChart account using the “Schedule an Appointment” link in the “Menu.” There are no walk-in appointments for the vaccine.
Does your 5-11 year old child need a booster for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) will be offering a clinic for children ages 5-11 years to receive a booster for the COVID-19 vaccine. The clinic will be held June 6-9, 2022, in the Pediatrics department at the Rochester Southeast Clinic.
Appointments are available between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Parents can call 507.292.7300 to schedule their child for an appointment or sign into their child’s OMC MyChart account using the “Schedule an Appointment” link in the “Menu.” There are no walk-in appointments for the vaccine.
Now offering second boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine
The CDC and FDA have authorized a second booster of the COVID-19 vaccine for select groups of individuals. Those eligible include:
- Individuals who received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for their first shot and booster
- Individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
- Adults ages 50 years and older
Patients who fit the qualifications and would like to receive this second booster of the vaccine, should call 507.292.7300 to schedule an appointment or schedule using OMC MyChart. There are no walk-in appointments for the vaccine.
Learn more on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html.
COVID-19 Vaccines Available in Family Medicine department
Appointments for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for patients 12 years of age and older can be made in OMC’s Family Medicine department at both the Rochester Southeast Clinic and the Rochester Northwest Clinic. Appointments are available Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM. Patients are able to make the nurse-only appointment by calling 507.292.7300 or by scheduling a time using OMC MyChart.
There are no walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Information about CDC’s recommended timelines for second doses and boosters, can be found on their website at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/covid-19-vaccines-us.html.
OMC providing COVID-19 vaccine first 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 first 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 Monday through Friday.
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+
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.
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.
The additional dose is currently not recommended for individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.