COVID-19 Vaccine

ATTENTION: Benton County Public Health, in collaboration with UCare, will be holding a FREE COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinic on Wednesday, June 23rd from 3-6pm before the Foley Fun Days Parade. The vaccine clinic will take place at the Benton County Garage (North End) off of Highway 23 and 6th Avenue, near Benton County Human Services. The address of the vaccine clinic is 321 6th Avenue Foley, MN 56329. The clinic is intended for people ages 12 and older, as we will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. This vaccine clinic is FREE and no insurance information is required. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ups are certainly welcome. Those who participate in this vaccine clinic must be available for their second dose appointment on July 14th, 2021. For more information, contact us at 320-968-5087 or publichealth@co.benton.mn.us


Register for the June 23rd COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic Here


If you are unable to attend the vaccine clinic listed above, check back at our webpage regularly for updates. If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, see below for more information and to schedule an appointment through other local providers.  

Other Vaccine Opportunities:

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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.

  1. Types of COVID-19 Vaccines
  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
  3. COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
  4. COVID-19 Vaccine Common Myths & Truths
  5. After Being Fully Vaccinated

Pfizer-BioNTech:

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is recommended for people aged 12 years and older.
  • Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection.
  • 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 EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

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 EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

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 2 weeks after receiving the vaccine. People had the most protection 2 weeks after getting vaccinated.
  • The vaccine had high efficacy at preventing hospitalization and death in people who did get sick. No one who got COVID-19 at least 4 weeks after receiving the J&J/Janssen vaccine had to be hospitalized.
  • Early evidence suggests that the J&J/Janssen vaccine might provide protection against asymptomatic infection, which is when a person is infected by the virus that causes COVID-19 but does not get sick.
  • 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 EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients

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.