COVID-19

Current Sibley County Vaccination Clinic Opportunities
Updated 10/11/2021


For Sibley County Public Health and Human Services press release regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, click here.


Sibley County Public Health is hosting weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Wednesdays - open to First or Second doses of the Moderna vaccine for individuals 18 years of age or older. These clinics are also open to Third doses of the Moderna vaccine for the immunocompromised populations outlined here

Who: 18 years of age or older
Where: Sibley County Service Center, 111 8th St., Gaylord
When: Wednesdays, 9:00am-11:00am
               October 27
               November 3, 10, 17 & 24

Registration links:
               October 27th*: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/clinic-Oct 27th
               November 3rd*: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/clinic-Nov 3rd
               November 10th*: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/clinic-Nov 10th
               November 17th*: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/clinic-Nov 17th
               November 24th*: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/clinic-Nov 24th
                            *Registration preferred. Walk-ins welcome.


Sibley County Public Health will be hosting a Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Clinic on Thursday, October 28th. This 3rd dose (booster) is only for those who previously received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine series if it's been at least 6 months since your second dose in individuals:
  • 65 years of age and older;
  • 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19;
  • 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19
Where: Sibley County Service Center, 111 8th St., Gaylord
When: Thursday, October 28, 9am - 4:00pm
Registration link: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//October28-Pfizer
Register by phone*: Will be open Monday, October 18th, 9-11am; 507-237-7830 
               *Registration by phone may result in longer wait times

Please bring your original vaccination card with you to your booster dose appointment.

Pre-registration preferred to guarantee your Pfizer vaccine dose. A limited amount of appointments may be available for walk-ins until supply runs out.

Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:
  • Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is for ages 12 and older. Two doses are needed, 21 days apart.
  • Moderna vaccine is for ages eighteen and older. Two doses are needed, 28 days apart.
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen is for ages 18 and older. One dose is needed.
To learn more visit https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/whos-getting-vaccinated/index.jsp

If you have a younger child who would like to receive the Pfizer vaccine contact Sibley County Public Health at
507-237-4000 to see if there are upcoming opportunities.


Vaccines are provided at no cost to you. They continue to be covered by the Federal Government, you may be asked what type of insurance you have but vaccine is free. Never provide your credit card information for a COVID-19 Vaccine.

Sibley County Public Health is NOT currently collecting a waitlist of individuals wanting to be vaccinated.

Appointment Disclaimers:
  • If you are feeling sick on the day of your appointment do NOT come in for your vaccine.

*There will be staff and wheelchairs available to assist with functional needs. If you require additional assistance please contact Sibley County Public Health prior to your scheduled appointment.

What to expect:
  • After registering you will receive a reminder confirmation e-mail prior to the appointment.
  • On the day of the clinic please come at your assigned time.
  • Wear clothing that allows easy access to the upper arm.
  • We ask that you remain on-site for 15 minutes after a vaccination so we can watch for any potential side effects and ensure your safety.
  • A link will be provided for you to register for your second dose 28 days later.

Clinic Waitlist
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 an opportunity for you to take their spot the day of the 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. 

Our goal is to use every vaccine possible. Sometimes there are extra doses we can administer within the last hour of a clinic.

If I was able to get on the waitlist, does that mean I have to re-register again for a future clinic?
Yes, each clinic event link is unique and clinic waitlists do not transfer. Most clinics will occur in the same location, but each clinic requires a new registration. 

Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector
The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Through the Connector you can sign up for an appointment at one of Minnesota's Community Vaccination Program sites or be among the first to hear about new vaccine opportunities in your area if you are unable to attend one of our local Sibley county clinics.
https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/connector.jsp

Vaccine Summary
To view current MDH data about vaccine status in each county visit: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/data/index.jsp

To view current CDC data about vaccine status in each county visit: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Additional information about vaccines can be found on the the MDH page; https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html#make

Recommendations for Wearing Masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommend that people, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, continue to wear a well-fitted mask in some settings or situations. Other federal, state, or local laws may require masks, and businesses may set their own requirements.

For more information on wearing face covering, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health. https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html

About the Vaccine 

The most common side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines are fatigue, headache, and muscle aches. These side effects are most likely to occur one or two days after getting the vaccine. Although most people will not have significant side effects, some people may wish to schedule their vaccination to allow for a day or two of rest afterward. Side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine are a sign that your immune system is working well.

Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19
Vacunación contra COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccine Facts
Datos Sobre la vacuna contra COVID-19

Additional Information
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mRNA.html (CDC)
https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained (FDA)


Sibley County Case Statistics
Current Number of confirmed cases in Sibley County: 2,045
Current Number of confirmed cases in Minnesota: 755,401
Patients who no longer need to be isolated: 722,264
Total cases requiring hospitalization: 39,722

Last Updated 10/15/2021 at 11:11 AM Per MDH's last update on 10/14/2021

For daily updates of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health 

COVID-19 Public Hotline:

For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 1-833-431-2053.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Mental Health Crisis Line - Call: **CRISIS (**274747)