COVID-19 Information

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COVID - 19 Data

Benton County 2020 vs 2021 Comparison Graphs
These graphs show you the comparison of Benton County COVID-19 cases from 2020 vs. 2021 (youth are identified in the top graph; adults are identified in the bottom graph). The white boxes indicate the two years 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 when you are able. 

While earlier variants of COVID-19 were affecting adults more seriously, the Delta variant is the predominant strain throughout the county and more studies are showing that youth are making up a higher percentage of cases due to the Delta variant than with previous COVID-19 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.

This graph will be updated on a weekly basis. The graphs below were added to our website on 12/8/2021.

Youth COVID Case Rates 2020 vs. 2021
Adult COVID Case Rates 2020 vs. 2021

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, 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.