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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccine Appointments

We are currently taking appointments for Pfizer vaccine at our Elbow Lake and Morris Clinics, and at the Lake Region Healthcare Fergus Falls clinic.

Appointment lines will continue to be open during regular business hours until appointments are filled.

Current Eligibility

All Minnesotans 16 and older are now eligible for the vaccine! Further information can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health website here.

Reminders

  • Please note that only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for 16 and 17 year olds. Moderna's vaccine is only approved for people 18 and older. Depending on our allocation, we may not be able to accommodate eligible 16 and 17 year olds at certain times.
  • You will be asked to schedule your second dose when you are scheduled your first shot. The second dose needs to be the same type of vaccine. For Pfizer vaccines these second appointments are ideally scheduled 21 days after your first dose and for Moderna the second appointments are scheduled 28 days after the first dose.
  • We are not taking names for a waiting list.
  • Call volumes may be high during appointment windows, please be patient.
  • All vaccines are by appointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.
  • Do not arrive for your appointment more than 15 minutes early.
  • There is no cost to the public for the COVID-19 vaccine. An administration fee for costs related to administering the vaccine will be sent to the patient’s insurance as appropriate. If it is not covered or insurance is not available, this fee will not apply to any co-pays and is not passed on to the patient.
  • A previous relationship with an LRH or PRH provider is not required and vaccine appointments are open to all people, regardless of insurance coverage or provider relationship.

What to Expect at Your Vaccine Appointment

  • Do not arrive for your appointment any earlier than 15 minutes to help ensure social distancing.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is being provided at no cost, however we will ask for insurance information to submit an administration fee to your insurance company if applicable. If insurance does not cover this fee, it will not be passed on to you.
  • You will be asked to complete this consent form prior to receiving your vaccine.
  • Depending on which vaccine you will be receiving, you may wish to read the appropriate fact sheet prior to arriving.
  • Plan to sit for 15 minutes of observation after you receive your vaccine. If you have allergies, you will need to sit for 30 minutes.
  • Read this document for more details about potential side effects to watch for after receiving your vaccine and how to sign up for the VSafe program.

Q&A About the Vaccine

This vaccine, which has two doses, is critical in saving lives, stopping the spread of coronavirus, and ending the pandemic. You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and its safety at the links below.

Answers to other common questions about the vaccine.

Roundtable Discussion about Vaccine FAQ's with LRH Providers & Experts

Trusted Resources

CDC Vaccine Resources

MDH Vaccine Resources

Minnesota Vaccine Dashboard

Otter Tail County Public Health Vaccine Resources

Horizon Public Health Vaccine Resources (Grant, Stevens, Douglas, Pope & Traverse County)

FDA Vaccine Resources