COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccine Schedule

When should you get your second or booster doses? See the CDC COVID-19 vaccine recommendations.

Vaccine Doses

COVID-19 vaccines are available to people age 6 months and older through the Riley County Health Department. We offer first, second, booster, and additional doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax vaccines by appointment or as a walk-in service.

New, Bivalent Booster Doses

The new, bivalent booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are now available (as of September 15). If it’s been at least two months since your last vaccine dose (finished the primary series or received a booster dose) it is recommended that you get the new, bivalent booster. 

Both the Moderna and Pfizer bivalent boosters are available to ages 6 months and older. See guidance from the FDA regarding boosters for young children.

Please note, you do not need to get the same booster as your original doses.

The CDC issued updated guidance which allows more people access to the bivalent dose. If you have questions, please talk to your healthcare provider, including our nurses at the health department. 

Walk-Ins Welcome

  • Location 
    • Riley County Health Department - 2030 Tecumseh Road
    • Parking is available in front of the building
    • Please check in at the front desk
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Thurs: noon – 6 p.m.
    • Fri: 8:30 - 11 a.m.

You will be asked to wait for a 15-minute observation period before you leave. Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian present.


Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also schedule an appointment for your vaccine if you prefer.

  • Call us at (785) 776-4779 ext. 7675

What to Expect After Your Vaccine

The vaccines may cause side effects in some people, like sore muscles, feeling tired, or mild fever. These reactions mean the vaccine is working to help teach your body how to fight COVID-19 if you are exposed. For most people, these side effects will last no longer than a day or two. Having these side effects does not mean that you have COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccines are Free

There is no charge for COVID-19 vaccinations at the health department. 

Vaccine Cards

You will receive a vaccination card when you get your first dose. Please bring your card with you when you receive additional doses. 

Replacement Cards

If your vaccine record card is lost or damaged, please contact us at [email protected] to ask for a new card. This service is only available for people who got their vaccine doses from the Riley County Health Department. There is a $5.00 service charge for the replacement.

If you received your vaccine at a different location, please contact them to request a replacement. 

Vaccine Clinic graphic with photo of Riley County nurse giving a man an injection