Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) is an enrolled provider for the COVID-19 vaccine and follows the North Dakota Department of Health recommendations and guidance related to distribution of the vaccine. Priority groups eligible for vaccine have been identified by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the North Dakota Department of Health. FCPH continues to work with community partners to strategically vaccinate our community in an ethical and efficient manner.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics - Booster Doses
Information, including links to register for upcoming clinics, on booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine 6 months post primary series can be found here: www.FargoCassPublicHealth.com/covidbooster.
Please note: booster doses are provided on Saturdays only.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics - 1st & 2nd Doses
Please note: 1st and 2nd doses are provided on Tuesday and Friday walk-in clinics only. Pfizer and Moderna are both a 2-dose series; Johnson & Johnson is a single dose.
FCPH is unable to offer the 3rd or ‘additional’ COVID-19 vaccine dose recently recommended by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. Individuals are encouraged to discuss vaccine eligibility with their healthcare provider or visit www.vaccinefinder.org for a list of vaccine providers.
Walk-in Clinics for 1st & 2nd Doses:
Walk-in clinics for 1st & 2nd doses take place on Tuesdays from noon – 6 pm and Fridays from 10 am – 2 pm at 1240 25th Street South, Fargo. Please enter through the west door, located near the large mural on the building; once inside, greeters will provide further directions.
Specific clinic information, including links to make an appointment, are below. Consent from a parent or guardian is required during the online registration process for individuals under the age of 18.
Date: Friday, October 22, 10 am – 2 pm
Johnson & Johnson (Janssen): https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/0315862195
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 12 pm – 6 pm
Johnson & Johnson (Janssen): https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/3215915064
Date: Friday, October 29, 10 am – 2 pm
The vaccine itself is being provided at no cost by the federal government; insurance will be charged for the cost of administering the vaccination. Individuals will not be turned away for not having insurance.
Important health & safety information:
- If you have an appointment, please arrive for your vaccination as close to your appointment time as possible. This helps ensure physical distancing requirements.
- Please wear a face mask and maintain physical distance of 6 feet from others while at the clinic.
- For your safety, we strongly encourage you to remain on site for observation for at least 15 minutes following your vaccination.
- For residents under the age of 18: consent from a parent or guardian is required during the online clinic registration process.
- The vaccine is being provided at no cost by the government. Your insurance will be charged for the costs of administering your vaccination. You will not be turned away for not having insurance. You do not need to upload a photo of your insurance if unable.
COVID-19 Vaccine: FAQ
Q: What is the recommended time-frame between the first and second doses of the two-dose series?
A: Each COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer requires a specific amount of time between the first and second doses. Pfizer vaccine doses should be given 3 weeks or 21 days apart. Moderna vaccine doses should be given 1 month or 28 days apart.
Q: What are common side effects after vaccination?
A: Common side effects from vaccination include pain, swelling or redness where the shot was given, a mild fever, chills, fatigue, headache, and muscle and joint aches. These side effects were also noted in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. Side effects are more common after the second dose for both Pfizer and Moderna.