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Guidance for Southwest Minnesota Patients
We are currently vaccinating anyone ages 12 and older. You should get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Read more guidance from Mayo Clinic.
Scheduling a vaccination appointment
Patients no longer need to wait to be contacted before scheduling an appointment to be vaccinated. To schedule your vaccination for yourself or your child:
- Call 507-594-2100 or contact your local clinic to schedule a vaccine appointment in Belle Plaine, Fairmont, Janesville, Le Sueur, Mankato, Montgomery, New Prague, St. James, St. Peter, Waseca or Waterville.
- Call 507-538-4040 or visit mayoclinic.org for Rochester vaccination information.
- If you are a Mayo patient age 13 or older, you also can self-schedule using the instructions below.
New appointment slots are added on a weekly basis. If there are no open appointments, please continue to check back.
Online self-scheduling for Mayo Clinic patients ages 13+
You can now self-schedule a vaccination appointment using Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic app. If you do not have a Patient Online Services account, you can create one online or by calling 1-877-858-0398, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT.
- Instructions for self-scheduling online: Print | Video
- Instructions for self-scheduling if your provider has sent you a request to schedule vaccination through Patient Online Services: Print | Video
Parents and guardians of minors ages 13–17 can call 507-434-9929 to make vaccination appointments for their children. Parents and guardians can schedule online for minors ages 13–17 only if they have caregiver access to the minor’s account. To set up caregiver access, the minor and a parent or guardian can call Mayo Clinic Customer Assistance at 1-877-858-0398 weekdays from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Choose option "4" from the phone menu options. Read more about caregiver access.
Guidance for your vaccination appointment
For your vaccination appointments:
- Bring your insurance card with you to your appointment*.
- Arrive on time (no more than five minutes early).
- Wear a mask.
- Expect your appointment to last 10–15 minutes. Please be aware that persons with a history of severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to eggs or any other substance should plan to stay to be observed for 30 minutes after vaccination.
- Schedule an appointment for your second dose of vaccine before leaving.
- Children under 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to their appointment to provide consent for the vaccination. Alternatively, the child can bring a signed consent form completed by their parent or guardian. In the “Limitations” box on the form, please write “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.”
*The COVID-19 vaccine will be free. However, vaccine administration charges will be billed to insurance. We anticipate that the fee for vaccine administration will be covered by the payer at 100%, and patients will not be billed for any unpaid charges. Patients and staff will need to bring their insurance card when they receive the vaccine.
After your vaccination appointment:
- Continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands often.
- Monitor for signs of an allergic reaction, including hives, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, and weakness. If you have any of these signs, call 911 or have someone drive you to the nearest Emergency Department.
- Monitor yourself for possible side effects.