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COVID-19 Vaccine

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.


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UPDATE: Following an official recommendation issued May 12, 2021, by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, FCPH will administer the Pfizer vaccine to individuals age 12 and older.

Those interested in receiving information about vaccine availability are encouraged to place their name on a vaccine clinic contact list using one of the methods below. After contact information has been submitted, FCPH will send an email with options to make an appointment for a future vaccine clinic. Residents are encouraged to check their email frequently, including spam and junk folders, for this important communication.

Contact methods:
* Complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Contact Form.
* Call the COVID-19 Vaccine Contact line at 701.298.6951.

Health insurance: After the contact form has been submitted, FCPH will contact residents via email or phone to register for a vaccination clinic. When contacted, please make sure health insurance information is easily accessible as it is required during the registration process. 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities

Walk-in Clinics:

FCPH will conduct walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics each Tuesday from noon – 6 pm at its main location of 1240 25th Street South, Fargo. While these are walk-in clinics, appointments are encouraged to streamline the registration process. 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. COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics take place in the front corridor, located on the south-facing side of the building. The west door, located near the large mural on the building, is the designated entrance for the walk-in vaccine clinics; once inside, greeters will provide further directions.

August Walk-in Clinics:

Date: August 3, 12 pm - 6 pm
Location: Fargo Cass Public Health, 1240 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
Pfizer: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/3962159960
Moderna: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/5611929093

Date: August 10, 12 pm - 6 pm
Location: Fargo Cass Public Health, 1240 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
Pfizer: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/9596503129
Moderna: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/6095129923

Date: August 17, 12 pm - 6 pm
Location: Fargo Cass Public Health, 1240 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
Pfizer: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/3969500921
Moderna: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/9253301699

Date: August 24, 12 pm - 6 pm
Location: Fargo Cass Public Health, 1240 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
Pfizer: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/0368251999
Moderna: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/9912603549

Date: August 31, 12 pm - 6 pm
Location: Fargo Cass Public Health, 1240 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
Pfizer: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/5619129093
Moderna: https://www.ndvax.org//appointment/en/reg/7012193569

FCPH Immunization Program Appointments:

The FCPH Immunization Program will take appointments for COVID-19 vaccine during its regularly scheduled clinic hours. Hours of operation for the immunization program are 8 am – 6 pm on Monday and 8 am - 4 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Appointments can be made by calling 701.241.1383.

Important health & safety information:

  • 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 Priority Groups

The North Dakota Department of Health has defined and identified priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine. Descriptions are below, additional details are located here: https://www.health.nd.gov/covid-19-vaccine-priority-groups

  • Phase 1A includes health care workers and long-term care residents
  • Phase 1B includes older individuals, people with underlying health conditions, other congregate settings, child care workers, and employees of preschools and kindergarten through 12th grade. High-risk medical conditions as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Certain Medical Conditions and Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness | CDC
  • Phase 1C includes all essential workers and people of any age at increased risk for COVID-19.
  • Phase 2: General public, over the age of 16

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Second Dose FAQ

Q: I received my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine through FCPH. Do I need to make an appointment to receive my second dose?
A: Yes, an appointment to receive the second dose of vaccine is required and must be scheduled ahead of time.

Q: How will I know when I can make an appointment?
A: Individuals who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine through FCPH will receive an email with information to register and make an appointment to receive their second dose.

Q What if I am not able to attend the second dose clinic I have been invited to?
A: Individuals who are not able to attend the second dose clinic they have been invited to will be added to a contact list to be invited for a future clinic. It is strongly recommend to make arrangements to attend the second dose clinic that will be offered to you. Due to planning and logistical considerations, FCPH does not have vaccine clinics available every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend delaying your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The guidance provided by CDC allows for “second dose administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval.” Due to vaccine dose allocation, there is not a guarantee that second doses will be available during this extended interval. Additionally, there is limited data on the efficacy of second doses administered past this interval and it is crucial to avoid the risk of reducing the effectiveness of the vaccine at all costs. Again, it is strongly recommended to schedule your second dose of vaccine during the clinic that will be offered to you.

Q: Why do some individuals receive an invitation to schedule an appointment for their second dose before others, when they were vaccinated about the same time?
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.


COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

North Dakota Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention