Page updated 8.25.2022
Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) is an enrolled provider for the COVID-19 vaccine and follows recommendations and guidance from 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.
For questions about vaccine availability and appointments at FCPH, please call 701.241.1383.
To talk to someone about vaccine recommendations, please call the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 1.866.207.2880.
Appointments at FCPH
COVID-19 vaccines are available on Thursdays by appointment only in the Immunization Clinic. Appointments can be made by calling 701.241.1383.
COVID-19 Immunization Clinic Hours:
Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you already have a COVID-19 vaccination card, please bring it with you to your appointment.
*Fargo Cass Public Health only offers Pfizer for ages 12+ and Moderna for ages 6 months+.
NEW: Bivalent Boosters
Both Moderna and Pfizer have applied for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for their Bivalent Booster vaccines. These vaccines will now contain an Omicron BA.4/5 spike protein component. Below are some key points to know about bivalent boosters:
- It is anticipated that the bivalent COVID-19 vaccines will only be authorized as a single dose in people who have completed a primary vaccination series.
- It is expected that people who have completed any COVID-19 vaccine primary vaccination or any number of prior COVID-19 vaccine booster doses will be able to receive a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster dose, if eligible based on age and interval since last dose.
- Intervals between the last COVID-19 dose and a bivalent booster dose have not been finalized.
- Providers cannot begin administering vaccine until CDC has made their recommendation. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet on September 1-2 to discuss these vaccines. CDC should make their recommendation shortly after this meeting.
COVID-19 Vaccine Cards
Replacement vaccine cards can be requested for lost or missing cards. Please complete the Immunization Record Request Form to request a new COVID-19 card.
For further questions or assistance with vaccine cards, email FCPHCovidVaccine@FargoND.gov.
Fargo-Area COVID-19 Vaccine Providers
Fargo Cass Public Health has compiled a list of COVID-19 vaccine providers in the area who generally have vaccine available with convenient times and locations. This document is current as of April 27, 2022. Vaccine availability is subject to change; contact providers directly or visit vaccines.gov for the most up-to-date information.
CDC vaccination guidelines will vary for those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
If you have questions about vaccine recommendations, please call the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 1.866.207.2880.
Fargo Cass Public Health only provides the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for ages 6 months and older.
Fargo Cass Public Health only provides the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 years and older.
Fargo Cass Public Health does not provide the Novavax or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines.
mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are preferred over the Johnson & Johnson (J&J/Janssen) vaccine due to the risk of serious adverse events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still get the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine?
Only individuals 18 years and older who are medically unable (i.e., severe allergy) to receive one of the mRNA (Moderna or Pfizer) vaccines or who would not otherwise receive COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible to receive a dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, read the FDA's statement here. FCPH does not provide the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.
When can my child receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Children 6 months and older are recommended to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. FCPH administers COVID-19 vaccines on Thursdays in the immunization clinic. Call 701.241.1383 to schedule your appointment.
Which brand of vaccine should I get?
The CDC recommends individuals receive one of the two mRNA vaccines available in the U.S.: Pfizer-BioNTech's Comirnaty vaccine or Moderna's Spikevax vaccine. Both mRNA vaccines are effective at preventing infection and reducing hospitalizations and deaths. COVID-19 vaccines are most effective after completing the primary series and receiving the booster.