Scott County Public Health provides services to promote healthier living for county residents. Public Health staff includes licensed registered nurses and health educators who provide assessment, teaching, support, and referrals to residents of Scott County.
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River valley Health Services, located at 303 East 6th Street, Chaska, MN. is open for walk-in visits
Wednesday mornings 9:00 am-11:30 am, afternoons from 3:00 pm-5:30 pm
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More information on the Three River's Parks and the Rec Pass Plus program
Family Resource Centers, Connecting families with services, resources, and community
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COVID-19 Vaccination clinic every Wednesday 9am-12pm - Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available
Pre-registration or walk-ins welcomed - See upcoming clinics tab below
Scott County Public Health Clinics are open for business
See your doctor every year and dentist twice a year to stay at your best
the Scott County Public Health Office has moved
We are located in the Health and Human Services office on the 1st floor at The Scott County Government Center West, 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee
- Vaccine Eligibility
- Upcoming Clinics
- Booster Shots & Third Doses
- What to Do if You Feel Sick
- Frequently Asked Questions
Ready for your COVID-19 Vaccine?
Scott County Public Health is here to help you and your loved ones stay protected from COVID-19. Here's what you need to know:
- We are vaccinating individuals 12 and older.
- All are welcome regardless of residency.
- We offer both the Pfizer (for ages 12+) and Moderna vaccines (for ages 18+). If you have a preference, please read each clinic's description carefully before registering to check which vaccine is being administered.
- Check our "Booster Shots & Third Doses" tab for information about booster shots.
Additional COVID-19 Information and Resources
- Scott County COVID-19 Hotline: 952-818-3730 (Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm, in English and Spanish)
- Email Us: email@example.com
- Scott County COVID-19 Community Resources & Assistance
- Scott County General Updates & Status of Other County Services
Updated: 9/15/21 at 11:30am
All Upcoming Clinics (First & Second Doses Welcome)
Note: Walk-ins are welcome at all clinics, but pre-registration is recommended.
Scott County Government Center West (Shakopee)
Other Free Vaccination Options
- MN Vaccine Connector Clinics: Make appointments at the Mall of America and other sites sponsored by the State of Minnesota. Walk-up options also available.
- MN Find a Vaccine Search Tool: Enter your zip code to find a local provider. You may need to call to find out which vaccine is being administered by the provider.
- Dakota County Public Health: Administering both Pfizer and Moderna at this time. Check the clinic link's information to confirm which vaccine is being administered.
- Hy-Vee Pharmacies: Enter your zip code to see if appointments or walk-up opportunities are available at your local Hy-Vee.
- Walgreens Pharmacies: A Walgreens account may be required.
Scott County Public Health is following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) about COVID-19 vaccines, including booster shots and third doses.
- General Public - Booster Doses: We expect to have more information about booster doses for the general public in late fall. More information about booster doses can be found below.
- Immunocompromised Individuals - Third Doses: MDH recommends that individuals first contact their primary care physician to confirm their need for a third dose. Your healthcare provider will likely be the best place to go. You can see which conditions meet the criteria below.
What's the difference between a "third dose" and a "booster shot"?
Research has shown that highly immunocompromised individuals benefit from a third dose of an mRNA vaccine to ensure they the same level of protection as a healthy person who received two doses. The FDA recently authorized third doses for folks considered immunocompromised because of specific high-risk conditions (see below). If your condition fits the criteria, you can obtain a third dose right now. Booster doses are not yet necessary for non-immunocompromised people.
When will booster doses be available to everyone?
Booster doses are not yet available to the general public, but might be in coming months. Here's what we know from the Minnesota Department of Health:
- The current vaccines continue to provide highly effective protection against COVID-19. Booster doses will help maximize their effectiveness.
- Federal health officials recently announced a plan to start providing booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in the fall of 2021. This timeline depends on final authorization from the FDA and recommendations from the CDC. Once the plan is fully authorized by the federal government, they will provide direction to state health authorities like Minnesota Department of Health. Scott County Public Health and other providers will then create plans based on the direction given by the Minnesota Department of Health.
- *Moderna & Pfizer recipients: It is expected the booster dose would be recommended about eight months after a person's second dose of vaccine. For example, someone who got their second dose on February 1 would get their booster dose on or around October 1.
- *Johnson & Johnson recipients: Booster doses may be needed for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as well, but MDH and other health officials are waiting for more data since that vaccine did not begin to be used until several months after the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Person has received 2 doses of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) and falls into one of following categories of moderate to severe immunocompromise:
If you feel sick, please do not attend a vaccination clinic. Instead, please follow these guidelines.
Scott County Resources
- For the latest information on Scott County operations, visit Scott County’s COVID-19 Response page.
- For resources for economic recovery and other support, visit Scott County’s COVID-19 Community Resources page.
Public Information Sources about COVID-19
- Governor Walz’s Official COVID-19 in Minnesota site. Provides latest data on ventilators, ICU beds, PPE and testing.
- Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Situation Update - Statewide Case data updated daily at 11:00AM by MDH.
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Situation Summary
Scott County Community Health Resource Guide
Scott County Public Health created a Community Health Resource Guide with information on providers who accept Medical Assistance and offer sliding fees for those who are uninsured or under-insured.