Public Health

Polk County Public Health is following the COVID-19 situation closely. View our COVID-19 response updates on the Polk County Coronavirus Response Hub.

Polk County Public Health Services provides a broad range of services to individuals, families, and communities to promote and protect the health of those who live and work in Polk County. The focus is on promoting healthy families and communities; supporting disabled, mentally ill, and elderly persons to live independently; preventing and responding to emerging diseases and health threats; and identifying and preventing environmental health risks. Our department fosters partnerships with many organizations, businesses, and community groups to address and resolve health issues and concerns.


 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics:


Polk County Public Health is encouraging everyone age 5 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. All adults 18 years and older are also eligible to receive a single booster shot. 


  • Pfizer or Moderna
    • All adults 18 years and older should get a booster shot 6 months after their second dose. 
  •  Janssen (Johnson and Johnson): 
    • All adults 18 years and older should get a booster shot 2 months after their single dose. 

While it will be important to get your booster shot, you should only get it when it is recommended, not earlier. A booster given too early may not be as effective at increasing protection.


Guidance now allows “mixing and matching” COVID-19 vaccine boosters, meaning individuals can get any of the three currently authorized or approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) regardless of what product they received for their initial series.


If you would like to get your child (ages 5-11) vaccinated, contact your healthcare clinic to schedule an appointment. 


Moderna Clinics (Ages 18 and up)


12/09/21Crookston 
Polk County Public Health Office
10:30am -11:30am

Register Here
12/09/21East Grand Forks
Human Service Center
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Register Here


Pfizer Clinics (Ages 12 and up)

*Parental consent required for ages 12-17


12/09/21Crookston 
Polk County Public Health Office
9:30am - 10:00am
Register Here
12/09/21East Grand Forks
Human Service Center
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Register Here


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Minnesota has launched ‘Kids Deserve a Shot,’ a vaccine incentives program rewarding Minnesotans 12-17 years old for completing their COVID-19 vaccine series. Parents/guardians can register their fully vaccinated child for a $200 Visa gift card or Enter to win a $100,000 scholarship. 


For more information visit: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-rewards/kids-deserve-a-shot/index.jsp


Vaccine Locations FYLER


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Area health care systems continue to conduct COVID-19 testing for individuals who meet their screening criteria. Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider for guidance prior to going to a clinic or office.

COVID-19 Minnesota Department of Health Hotlines

Health questions: (651) 201-3920 or (800) 657-3903
School and Child Care questions: (651) 297-1304 or
(800) 657-3504

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Polk County Public Health are monitoring COVID-19 (coronavirus) closely. For the most up to date information, visit the Polk County Coronavirus Response Hub, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.

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Reporting Health Emergencies

  • If you are ill, see your health care provider. To report an emergency, call 911.
  • To report a Public Health emergency call 218-281-0431 or 911. Polk County Sheriff's Office will contact Public Health in the event of a Public Health emergency.
  • If you are a physician wanting to report Reportable Infectious Diseases, please call 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.