Chisago County Public Health is working diligently on planning and administering the COVID-19 vaccine in a phased approach set forth by the Federal Government and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Currently, Chisago County Officials are not accepting calls from the general public to schedule vaccine appointments at this time. Chisago County Public Health will continue to work through the defined phased priority groups (as defined by MDH) with the vaccine doses that they are allotted until they are able to vaccinate the broader community who were not included in the initial vaccination phases.
While Minnesota is expanding those eligible for a vaccine, the federal vaccine allocation to the state has not increased substantially to be able to meet local demand. At this time, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has encouraged local public health agencies to continue to focus on those identified in Phase 1a and those included in the Minnesota COVID-19 Community Vaccine Program. If you have questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine allocation process for Chisago County, please Email Vaccine Information for assistance.
- Who is getting vaccinated in Chisago County?
- Make an appointment
- Second Dose Recipients
- Future Clinics
Who can get a vaccine right now?
At this time, Chisago County Public Health is only vaccinating the following groups:
- Pre-k through grade 12 educators;
- Child care workers;
- Minnesotans aged 65 and over living in Chisago County; and
- Healthcare workers providing direct healthcare services in Chisago County (and cannot telework).
Additional vaccine opportunities
- M-Health Fairview has is now accepting individuals 75 years of age and older to get vaccinated at their facilities. This is available to patients and non-M-Health Fairview patients. More information can be found on the M-Health Fairview Website.
- COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program: Find out about the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program for people 65 years and older, educators, and child care workers.
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)
If you are not a member of one of the eligible groups (eligible groups are detailed in the Tab: Who is getting vaccinated in Chisago County), you cannot receive a vaccine at this time. If you make an appointment and are not in one of the eligible groups, you will be turned away at the clinic.
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.
Unauthorized appointments are slowing the overall effort to distribute the vaccine and filling spots of those who qualify. Please help us ensure the process is efficient by sharing this information with others.
New clinics will be posted weekly on Monday’s by 1:00 pm.
- Location: Coming Soon
- Date: Coming Soon
- Time: Coming Soon
- Registration Link: Coming Soon
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.
We thank you for your patience as we respond to COVID-19 vaccine supply and demand. There are many factors at the state and federal level that influence our ability to plan clinics in advance. Rest assured, our Public Health staff work around the clock to plan clinics, sometimes on a week's notice. We know this process is difficult and confusing, but we are committed to keeping Chisago County residents safe and informed. Learn more about vaccine distribution in Minnesota.
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 24-48 hours 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.