COVID-19 Information

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COVID - 19 Data

Benton County 2020, 2021 & 2022 Comparison Graphs
These graphs show you the comparison of Benton County COVID-19 cases between the years of 2020, 2021, and 2022 (youth are identified in the top graph; adults are identified in the bottom graph). The white boxes indicate the previous year compared at the current time. These graphs show you the importance of continued mitigation strategies. The current mitigation strategies include masking, social distancing, washing hands, covering your cough, staying home when you are not feeling well, following current guidelines around isolation and quarantine, getting a COVID-19 test when needed and getting the COVID-19 vaccine and booster when you are able. 

While earlier variants of COVID-19 were affecting adults more seriously, more studies are showing that youth are making up a higher percentage of cases due to the more recent dominant variants. All youth under 5 years are still not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For the health and safety of all we recommend continuing to practice the mitigation strategies mentioned above.

These graphs are typically updated on a weekly basis. The graphs below were added to our website on 5/16/2022. The data is current through 5/12/2022.

Youth COVID Case Counts 20', 21', 22'
Adult COVID Case Counts 20', 21', 22'

Vaccine Opportunities:

If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please see below for more information and to schedule an appointment through local providers.  


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  • Minnesota Department of Health's Vaccine Connector: click here to schedule an appointment.

  • CentraCare Health COVID-19 Vaccination: click here to schedule an appointment.


  • Fairview Health COVID-19 Vaccination: click here to schedule an appointment.


Click here to view Minnesota's vaccine dashboard to see COVID-19 vaccination rates statewide and in each county. 

Click here to see how Minnesota compares to other states in COVID-19 vaccination rates.

  1. Types of COVID-19 Vaccines
  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
  3. Obtaining Vaccine Records
  4. COVID-19 Testing

Pfizer-BioNTech (also known as Comirnaty):

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is recommended for people aged 5 years and older.
  • Based on evidence from clinical trials in people ages 16 years and older, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who received two doses without evidence of previous infection.
  • In clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had over 90% efficacy in preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection in children ages 5–15 years.
  • Type of Vaccine: mRNA.
  • Number of Shots: 2 shots given 21 days apart.
  • How the Shot is Given: in the muscle of the upper arm. 
  • For more information on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, click here.
  • COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients
  • Booster Shot: Everyone ages 12 years and older can get a booster shot at least 5 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. Teens 16-17 years old can get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster. Adults 18 years and older can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States for their booster shot.

Moderna:

  • The Moderna vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
  • Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Moderna vaccine was 94.1% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who received two doses who had no evidence of being previously infected.
  • Type of Vaccine: mRNA.
  • Number of Shots: 2 shots given one month (usually 28 days) apart.
  • How the Shot is Given: in the muscle of the upper arm. 
  • For more information on the Moderna vaccine, click here.
  • COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients
  • Booster Shot: People ages 18 years and older who received a Moderna primary series should get a booster shot at least 5 months after completing their primary series. You can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States for your booster shot.

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen:

  • The J&J/Janssen vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
  • The J&J/Janssen vaccine was 66.3% effective in clinical trials (efficacy) at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who had no evidence of prior infection.
  • Type of Vaccine: viral vector.
  • Number of Shots: 1
  • How the Shot is Given: in the muscle of the upper arm. 
  • For more information on the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, click here
  • COVID-19 Janssen Vaccine Fact Sheet for Recipients
  • Booster Shot: People ages 18 years and older who received a J&J/Janssen primary vaccine should get a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving the vaccine. You can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States for your booster shot. People who developed thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome after their initial Janssen vaccine should not receive a Janssen booster dose.

This information has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information on the different types of COVID-19 vaccines, click here.