Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best protection against severe complications.

SCBHS offers vaccine appointments for ages 5+. We also have booster doses available to anyone 16+ and is eligible based on timeframe from completing the original vaccine series. To schedule an appointment, please call 320-843-2030. Ages 12+ also have the option to receive their vaccine during a regularly scheduled preventative care visit.

Parents with questions may reach out to their child’s healthcare provider or family doctor to learn more about the vaccine. If your adolescent is behind on routinely recommended vaccines due to the pandemic or for other reasons, now is a good time to work with your child’s nurse or doctor to make sure they get caught up. Call our Clinic at 320-843-2030.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, including for children ages 5 years and older (Source:

Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines since they were authorized for emergency use by FDA.

COVID-19 vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn more about how federal partners are continuing to closely monitor vaccine safety.

A growing body of evidence has shown that these vaccines are safe and effective.

COVID-19 vaccines were developed using scientific methods that have been around for decades.

Before recommending COVID-19 vaccination for children, scientists conducted clinical trials. The FDA gave the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine emergency authorization to use in children ages 5 years through 15 years and full approval to use in people ages 16 years and older. Learn more about the process of developing, authorizing and approving COVID-19 vaccines.

Some people have no side effects from COVID-19 vaccines. Many people have reported side effects that may affect their ability to do daily activities, but they should go away within a few days.

There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause fertility problems.

The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks. Reports of adverse events, like allergic reactions or myocarditis or pericarditis, are rare.

Everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccine can participate in safety monitoring by enrolling themselves and their children ages 5 years and older in v-safe and completing health check-ins after COVID-19 vaccination. Parents and caregivers can create or use their own account to enter their children’s information.

If you are waiting for your vaccine or are unable to receive a vaccine at this time, it’s important to continue taking easy steps to slow the spread of COVID-19:

Get vaccinated at the first opportunity you have. After you have been vaccinated, continue following these safe practices to protect your neighbors as they receive their opportunity to get the vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccine / COVID-19 Updates and Information – State of Minnesota (

To make an appointment to get your vaccine please contact one of the following resources:

Countryside Public Health   COVID 19 Information & Updates from Countryside Public Health

SCBHS Clinic 320-843-2030