Rice County Public Health is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Faribault Friday, May 7, 2121 from Noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Rice County Government Services Building, 320 NW 3rd Street in Faribault.  Must be 18 years of age or older.

I get my second shot of the Pfizer vaccine Thursday in Burnsville.  When I signed up through Allina there were no openings in Faribault, Owatonna or Northfield so the nearest was Burnsville and I said l want to be vaccinated.

Since then there have been a couple of Vaccination Clinic events in Faribault and I suppose I could have postponed the trip to Burnsville and gone here but I thought why change?

Organizers are asking people to use the south entrance to the building.

This Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinic strongly encourages preregistration but walk-in appointments will be available.

The registration link to make an appointment can be found on the RIce County Public Health website here. 

If you have problems registering online, call Rice County Public Health at 507-332-5910, 507-332-5922, 507-332-5928, or 507-332-5966 and staff with help you get registered.

Rice County Public Health reports 59% of Rice County residents, 16 years and older have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine!

"Now is the time to “Roll Up Your Sleeve” and get vaccinated if you haven’t already done so!" 

That's how they conclude a News Release announcing the event.

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