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.
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COVID-19 Vaccination clinic every Wednesday 9am-12pm - Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available
Pre-registration or walk-ins welcomed - See upcoming clinics tab below
Scott County Public Health Clinics are open for business
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We are located in the Health and Human Services office on the 1st floor at The Scott County Government Center West, 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee
- Vaccine Eligibility
- Upcoming Clinics
- Booster Shots & Third Doses
- What to Do if You Feel Sick
- Frequently Asked Questions
Ready for your COVID-19 Vaccine?
Scott County Public Health is here to help you and your loved ones stay protected from COVID-19. Here's what you need to know:
- We are vaccinating individuals 12 and older.
- All are welcome regardless of residency.
- We offer both the Pfizer (for ages 12+) and Moderna vaccines (for ages 18+). If you have a preference, please read each clinic's description carefully before registering to check which vaccine is being administered.
- Check our "Booster Shots & Third Doses" tab for information about booster shots.
Additional COVID-19 Information and Resources
- Scott County COVID-19 Hotline: 952-818-3730 (Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, in English and Spanish)
- Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scott County COVID-19 Community Resources & Assistance
- Scott County General Updates & Status of Other County Services
Updated: 10/12/21 at 11:30am
All Upcoming Clinics (First & Second Doses Welcome)
Note: Walk-ins are welcome at all clinics, but pre-registration is recommended.
Scott County Government Center West (Shakopee)
Other Free Vaccination Options
- MN Vaccine Connector Clinics: Make appointments at the Mall of America and other sites sponsored by the State of Minnesota. Walk-up options also available.
- MN Find a Vaccine Search Tool: Enter your zip code to find a local provider. You may need to call to find out which vaccine is being administered by the provider.
- Dakota County Public Health: Administering both Pfizer and Moderna at this time. Check the clinic link's information to confirm which vaccine is being administered.
- Hy-Vee Pharmacies: Enter your zip code to see if appointments or walk-up opportunities are available at your local Hy-Vee.
- Walgreens Pharmacies: A Walgreens account may be required.
Scott County Public Health is following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) about COVID-19 vaccines, including booster shots and third doses.
- General Public - Booster Doses: Boosters are now available for Pfizer recipients who meet specific criteria. More information about booster doses can be found below.
- Immunocompromised Individuals - Third Doses: MDH recommends that individuals first contact their primary care physician to confirm their need for a third dose. Your healthcare provider will likely be the best place to go. You can see which conditions meet the criteria below.
What's the difference between a "third dose" and a "booster shot"?
Research has shown that highly immunocompromised individuals benefit from having three doses of mRNA vaccine (not two) to ensure they the same level of protection as a healthy person who received two doses. The FDA recently authorized third doses for folks considered immunocompromised because of specific high-risk conditions (see below). If your condition fits the criteria, you can obtain a third dose right now.
When will booster doses be available to everyone?
The current vaccines continue to provide highly effective protection against COVID-19. Booster doses will help maximize their effectiveness. Here's what we know from the Minnesota Department of Health:
- Pfizer recipients: Health officials now recommend you get a Pfizer booster shot at least 6 months after your second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if you:
- 18-64 years and at increased risk for getting COVID-19 disease because of where you live or work (e.g., frontline medical workers, educators and child care personnel, first responders).
- 18-49 years old and at high risk for severe COVID-19 disease because of certain underlying medical conditions (refer to CDC: People with Certain Medical Conditions)
- Are 65 years of age or older
- Live in a long-term care facility
- Talk to your health care provider about your risk and the need for a booster dose.
- Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients: Booster shots are not yet available for Moderna and J&J recipients. Officials are still reviewing data from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson and will decide when recipients will be eligible for a booster.
Person has received 2 doses of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) and falls into one of following categories of moderate to severe immunocompromise:
If you feel sick, please do not attend a vaccination clinic. Instead, please follow these guidelines.
Scott County Resources
- For the latest information on Scott County operations, visit Scott County’s COVID-19 Response page.
- For resources for economic recovery and other support, 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's Community Health Resource Guide provides information on providers who accept Medical Assistance and offer sliding fees for those who are uninsured or under-insured.