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COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines help your body build up the ability to fight off a virus. A vaccine may not prevent you from getting the COVID-19 virus. But if you do get it, the vaccination may keep you from becoming seriously ill. Or it may keep you from developing complications due to the illness.

In The News

COVID-19 testing in Mankato to move to vaccination center

COVID-19 testing is moving from the Madison East Center to its vaccination center at 1315 Stadium Road, effective Monday, May 17.


May 11, 2021
Southeast Minnesota patients 16 and up can schedule vaccination for COVID-19

Patients and community members no longer need to wait to be contacted to get vaccinated for COVID-19, and appointments are readily available.

April 21, 2021
La Crosse to host neighborhood COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Mayo Clinic Health System and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse will host free neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine clinics for adults on Thursdays in April and May.

April 13, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination expands in Sparta

The number of days COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to patients has increased, while there is one less day of testing.

April 12, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination for age 16 and up in Southwest Minnesota

Effective immediately, patients in Southwest Minnesota ages 16 and up can schedule an appointment to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

April 7, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination for age 16 and up in Northwest Wisconsin

Effective Monday, April 5, patients in Northwest Wisconsin 16 and up can schedule an appointment to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

April 2, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination site in New Prague

A COVID-19 vaccination site will open at the New Prague clinic on Wednesday, March 17.


March 12, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Center to Open in Mankato

To prepare for the next phases of COVID-19 vaccinations, Mayo Clinic Health System will open a COVID-19 vaccination center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

February 12, 2021
Southwest Wisconsin expanding COVID-19 vaccination locations to eligible patients

Beginning next week, COVID-19 vaccination locations are expanding to Arcadia in addition to Sparta. Patients will be notified when they are eligible to receive the vaccine.

February 5, 2021
Patients in Northwest Wisconsin to be contacted for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Mayo Clinic Health System will contact patients in Northwest Wisconsin when they are eligible, based on state guidance, to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

January 22, 2021

From The Blog

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COVID-19 and celebrations: Tips for gathering safely

Nearly everyone had at least one event delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While eager to be with friends and family again, here's how to limit your risk and protect others during in-person gatherings.

June 11, 2021
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Tips for traveling after getting vaccinated for COVID-19

While many restrictions have been lifted, COVID-19 has not gone away. So how safe is it to travel? A Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert answers your questions.

June 9, 2021
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Recent infection could affect COVID-19 vaccination

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is an essential tool in fighting the pandemic. But a recent COVID-19 infection could affect the recommended timing of your vaccination. Get the details.

June 3, 2021
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Q&A: COVID-19 and loss of smell, taste

If you've lost your sense of smell this past year, you're not alone. Learn what you might expect, how long it could last, why COVID-19 can affect it and more.

David Valencia MD By David Valencia June 3, 2021
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Brushing off the 'social rust'

You may feel excited, yet awkward, about a return to interacting with others after the COVID-19 pandemic. Get tips for regaining your comfort and confidence in social situations.

May 25, 2021
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How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting caregiving

It's not surprising that the COVID-19 pandemic changed how we provided caregiving for our loved ones. Read how it's changed, and get tips for positive caregiving support within a family.

Sarah Cormell, L.C.S.W. By Sarah Cormell May 25, 2021
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Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance

The CDC has stated that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 don't need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. Here's what you need to know when visiting Mayo Clinic Health System.

May 24, 2021
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New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults: What does it mean?

The CDC announced updated COVID-19 masking guidance for fully vaccinated people. Get the details, and learn why this new guidance does not apply to health care settings.

May 17, 2021
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Mayo Clinic COVID-19 vaccination plans for children 12 and older

Mayo Clinic Health System is prepared to vaccinate children 12 and older for COVID-19. Vaccination is strongly recommended for all. Here's how to schedule your child's appointment.

May 14, 2021
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Why you shouldn’t forgo your second COVID-19 vaccine dose

For anyone who receives the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, two doses are required to complete the series and be fully vaccinated. To get maximum protection, don't forget to get your second dose.

May 14, 2021
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Talking to your kids about vaccines

Are your kids asking questions about COVID-19 and other vaccines? Get kid-friendly answers and tips for discussing vaccines.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson May 11, 2021
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Overcoming pandemic procrastination

If you find yourself surfing the internet or binge watching movies instead of focusing on work, you're not alone. Learn why you're procrastinating, and get tips to help you stay on task.

YaserDorriPhD By Yaser Dorri May 6, 2021