COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Minnesota News and Outreach
We are providing more doses than ever to Minnesotans age 65 and older this week. Minnesota is shipping 35,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to health care providers and sites around the state to vaccinate seniors.
Following the successful two-week pilot to test community vaccination clinics around the state, Minnesota is standing up two new large-scale, permanent community vaccination sites in Minneapolis and Duluth. These sites will continue to vaccinate people age 65 and older with the same number of doses as in previous weeks. A third site in southern Minnesota will launch next week and additional sites may launch in the near future.
If you pre-registered for an appointment previously, you are still eligible to get a vaccine appointment at a state-run community vaccine clinic. People who are randomly selected will be notified by Vault Health starting today, Wednesday, February 3, by text, email, or phone with instructions on how to make your appointments for both your first and second doses of vaccine.
In addition to the two permanent sites, the state is sending doses of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 100 hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers to administer vaccines to Minnesota seniors.
A new online vaccine locator map will make it easier than ever to find a shot close to you. Minnesotans age 65 and older can use the map to Find Vaccine Locations near them and contact those health care providers with questions. Please note that vaccine supply is still limited, so appointments may not always be available.
Education and child care staff will be contacted directly if selected to sign up for vaccine appointments at a state vaccination clinic or community pharmacy this week. Local public health departments will partner directly with school and child care programs in their communities.
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Minnesota Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccinations; Doubles Number of Shots Administered Per Day Compared to Last Week