Scott County Public Health provides services to promote healthier living for county residents. Public Health staff includes licensed registered nurses and health educators who provide assessment, teaching, support, and referrals to residents of Scott County.
If you are seeking information about COVID-19, please check the informational menus below or contact us:
- Vaccine Eligibility
- Make an Appointment
- Second Dose Recipients
- Waitlist Information
- Future Clinics
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What to Do if You Feel Sick
Who can get a vaccine right now?
At this time, Scott County Public Health is only vaccinating the following groups:
- Seniors (aged 65 and older) living in Scott County. Proof of age and residency required at appointment.
- School personnel employed by Scott County school districts. Work badge or paystub required at appointment.
- Healthcare workers* providing direct healthcare services in Scott County (and cannot telework). Work badge or paystub required at appointment.
*Not sure if you're eligible? Check these definitions from the Minnesota Department of Health. Bring your work ID to a clinic appointment so we can confirm your employer is located in Scott County.
Next Upcoming First Dose Clinic
DISCLAIMER: If you are not a member of one of the eligible groups, you cannot receive a vaccine at this time. If you are not in one of the eligible groups or do not bring appropriate identification, you will be turned away at the clinic.
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.
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 Scott County residents safe and informed. Learn more about vaccine distribution in Minnesota.
How long should I wait between doses?
Scott County Public Health is administering the Moderna vaccine, which requires a 24-32 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 about three 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)
I received my first vaccine dose from a different provider than Scott County Public Health. Can I sign up for one of your clinics to get my second dose?
You must return to the provider who gave you the first dose. Some providers are administering the Pfizer vaccine and others are providing the Moderna vaccine. You must get two doses of the same vaccine, administered at the appropriate interval. It is ineffective to mix the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines.
Your provider is accounting for your second dose, so they will have the supply for you to return. You can look to see who your original provider was on your vaccine card, your confirmation emails, and other messaging you received during your signup process.
What does it mean if I am waitlisted?
If you have been waitlisted, it means the current clinic is full. If someone cancels their appointment, there might be opportunity for you to take their spot the day of the clinic.
Our goal is to use every vaccine possible. Sometimes there are extra doses we can administer within the last hour of a clinic. If there's an opportunity for you to get into one of these potential appointments, you will be notified by email or phone. You must arrive within the allotted timeframe or you will lose the opportunity.
If I was able to get on the waitlist, does that mean I have re-register again for a future clinic?
Yes, each clinic event link is unique and waitlists do not transfer. Some clinics may occur in the same location, but each clinic requires new registration.
Why isn't Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott County who want the vaccine can get it. We thank everyone for their patience as we move through this challenging process with limited supply.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions - English (PDF)
- Vacuna COVID-19 Preguntas Mas Frecuentes - Espanol (PDF)
Scott County Resources
- For the latest information on Scott County operations, visit Scott County’s COVID-19 Response page.
- For information about how to stay safe and healthy, visit Scott County’s COVID-19 Community Resources page.
Public Information Sources about COVID-19
- Governor Walz’s Official COVID-19 in Minnesota site. Provides latest data on ventilators, ICU beds, PPE and testing.
- Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Situation Update - Statewide Case data updated daily at 11:00AM by MDH.
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Situation Summary
Scott County Community Health Resource Guide
Scott County Public Health created a Community Health Resource Guide with information on providers who accept Medical Assistance and offer sliding fees for those who are uninsured or under-insured.