Richland County Health Department (RCHD) is an enrolled provider for the COVID-19 vaccine and will follow the North Dakota Department of Health recommendations and guidance related to distribution of the vaccine.

RCHD is working with community partners to strategically vaccinate our community in an ethical and efficient manner.

Richland County Health Department is providing COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Local healthcare providers may be serving different age groups/phases at different times, based on vaccine availability and state direction. As vaccine becomes available, Richland County residents will be able to register and schedule a time to receive their COVID-19 vaccine by going to the following website

The website will indicate which age groups/phases of Richland County residents are eligible to receive the vaccine at a scheduled location.

We are requesting that individuals seek assistance from family or friends with registration if they are unable to complete the registration themselves. If individuals are unable to physically leave their home to receive the vaccine, they can call Richland County Health Department at 701-642-7735.

COVID-19 vaccine is being administered to priority groups. These priority groups have been identified by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the North Dakota Department of Health.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccination efforts in North Dakota, visit COVID-19 Vaccine Information.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, including the benefits of getting a vaccine, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding COVID-19 Vaccine as updated by North Dakota Department of Health: ND DOH COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ PDF

COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Groups

Phase 1A: Health Care Workers and Long-Term Care Residents

  • Health care workers in direct contact with COVID-19
  • First responders
  • Long-term care residents and staff

*Click on the link at the bottom of the page for detailed information on priority groups*

Phase 1B: Older individuals, people with underlying health conditions, other congregate settings, child care workers, and employees of preschools and kindergarten through 12th grade

Phase 1B (in order of priority):

  • Persons age 75 and older
  • Persons age 65 – 74 with two or more high-risk medical conditions
  • Staff and persons living in other congregate settings (i.e., corrections, group homes, treatment centers, homeless shelters, etc.)
  • Persons age 65 and older with one or more high-risk medical conditions
  • Persons age 65 and older with or without high-risk medical conditions
  • Persons with two or more high-risk medical conditions * regardless of age
  • Child care workers
  • Workers employed by preschools or Kindergarten through 12th grade:
    • Teachers, nutritional services, aides, bus drivers, principals, administrative staff, custodians, etc.

*Click on the link at the bottom of the page for detailed information on priority groups*

Phase 1C: Essential workers and people of any age at increased risk for COVID-19

Phase 1C (in order of priority):

  • National Guard, not previously covered
  • Workers enabling access to human food (i.e., grocery workers), not including restaurant workers
  • Public safety answering points (911)
  • Manufacturing related to the development or supply of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Other healthcare/public health workers not included in phase 1A
  • Free standing clinical laundries
  • Public transit, including bus, taxi, ride-share
  • Persons age 16 – 64 with one or more high-risk medical conditions
  • Blood bank workers not previously vaccinated
  • Information Technology
  • All other essential workers per Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Visit for more information.

Please note: the high-risk medical conditions noted in the below categories are available on the CDC website and are noted in bullet form under “Adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.”

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