Brown County Public Health offers COVID-19, flu vaccines | News, Sports, Jobs

NEW ULM — The Brown County Public Health Office offers Pfizer COVID-19 and flu shots to the general public at office at 1117 Center Street.

Those interested in receiving vaccines can make appointments by calling 507-233-6820. Vaccines are available two days a week on days that vary each week.

COVID levels and hospitalization rates remain at low levels across Minnesota, according to the latest public health information update.

“Normal and high dose flu shots and COVID-19 shots can be received at the same time. We recommend high dose flu shots for people age 65 and over,” said Brown County Public Health Director Jaimee Brand.

“We also have COVID-19 and flu vaccines for the uninsured, under-insured adults and for children. RSV shots are not available at Brown County Public Health,” said Brand.

“People can also call their pharmacies, providers and doctors to make a shared clinical decision on vaccines,” Brand added.

Vaccination shot fees are $120 which is billed to medical insurance.

Immunizations are available at public health for children and adults who no health insurance are enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP); MN Medical Assistance (MA), Minnesota Care (Mn Care), or Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP and those with insurance that will not pay for vaccines, insurance that covers only selected vaccines or insurance that caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount.

Action that can improve ventilation and filtration include opening windows to bring in outdoor air, changing heating, ventilation and air conditioning filters frequently, using portable, high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) air cleaners, using exhaust fans and other fans to improve air flow, and turning your thermostat to the “on” position instead of “auto” to ensure your HVAC system provides continuous airflow and filtration.

If you have COVID, get tested and stay home until you have results. If you tested positive and have no symptoms, follow CDC (Centers for Disease Control) isolation recommendations including staying home for at least five days, possibly more, depending on how the virus affects you and wearing a high-quality mask when indoors around others for a period of time.

Information is also available on how to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, improving indoor ventilation, getting tested for COVID-19 if needed, recommendations on what to do if you are exposed, seeking treatment if you have COVID-19 and are at high risk of getting very sick and how to avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

For more information, call Brown County Public Health at 507-233-6820 and visit and


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