- Watonwan County COVID Vaccine Update
- Who is eligible to get the vaccine right now?
- Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
- Vaccine Appointment Resources
- Pharmacies who are administering the COVID-19 Vaccine
Watonwan County Public Health COVID-19 vaccination appointments are only for people who are age 18 and older. We will continue to prioritize vaccine appointments for older Minnesotans, those with underlying health conditions, and those in frontlines jobs. Watonwan County Public Health has Moderna vaccine, which requires a second dose in 28 days.
Currently public health has NO new first dose appointments available for the week of 4/19/2021.
We encourage individuals to check this page weekly for any updates.
If you or someone you know needs assistance scheduling their appointment please call Human Services at 507-375-3294 during open hours!
If you completed our interest survey you will be contacted this week of 4/12 for an appointment or encouraged to check back each week for available appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
When can I get the COVID vaccine?
- Public Health will share information in multiple formats when we have moved into new priority groups. Please share with your neighbors/family/friends information you think they should know!
- County website
- News papers
- Church bulletins
What if I work for a priority group in Watonwan County but live in another county?
- Please contact your worksite when vaccine will be available to you.
- Public Health will outreach to worksites when their priority group is available for vaccine.
What if I live in Watonwan County but work for a priority groups in another county?
- Please contact your worksite when vaccine will be available to you through the county in which your worksite is located.
Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?
People are considered fully vaccinated:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.
RECIEVING THE COVID-19 VACCINE FROM WATONWAN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH?
Order an at-home COVID-19 test at no cost
Vault: No-Cost COVID Testing For All Minnesotans CLICK HERE
COVID-19 Community Testing Sites: CLICK HERE
Find Testing Locations: CLICK HERE
I got Tested- Now What?: CLICK HERE
- Fever or Chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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- Stay home if you are sick.
- If you are older or have certain underlying medical conditions, it is helpful to let your health care provider know you are sick. They may have specific advice for you.
- Seek medical care right away if your symptoms get worse or you have difficulty breathing. Before going to the doctors office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
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- Hennepin County Calculator: CLICK HERE
- Otter Tail County Calculator: CLICK HERE
- I Think or Know I had COVID-19, and I had Symptoms. When can I be Around Others?
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Situation Update 04/16/2021
Currently there are 1,254 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Watonwan County. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) updates the state of Minnesota numbers daily and can be found on their website directly.
|Total Number of Cases||1,254|
|Current Active Cases||20|
|Cases out of Isolation||1,225|
- If you or someone you care about is in immediate danger, call 911.
- South Central Crisis Center 24-Hour Crisis Line: 877-399-3040
- CADA- Domestic Abuse 24-Hour crisis line 800-477-0466 or text 507-223-4200
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connect by phone at: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Toll-free in the U.S. 24 hours a day.
- Crisis Text Line: Text “MN” to 741741
- Minnesota Mobile Mental Health Crisis Line: Call **CRISIS (**274747).
- Minnesota Crisis Connection: 866-379-6363
- Sexual Violence Resource Center: 866-806-6171
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