Minnesota leads Midwest in state fair vaccinations
[ST. PAUL, MN] — Today, Governor Tim Walz announced that more than 1,000 Fairgoers have been vaccinated at the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic at the Minnesota State Fair.
“More than 1,000 Fairgoers have rolled up their sleeves and walked away with both $100 in hand and a new layer of protection against this deadly virus,” said Governor Walz. “Don’t miss this opportunity. If you’re already going to be at the State Fair, get your shot and get your cash.”
So far, 1,199 Fairgoers have received a COVID-19 vaccine at the Community Vaccine Clinic. Minnesotans who get their first dose at the clinic can receive a $100 Visa gift card on site. Of the 3,600 gift cards available, Fairgoers have claimed 1,183.
“I’m grateful so many Fairgoers are taking this opportunity to get protected against COVID-19,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “More than 1,000 more Minnesotans are now vaccinated thanks to this Community Vaccine Clinic. Let’s keep it going Fairgoers — and get your $100!”
In just over four days, the Minnesota State Fair has administered more vaccines than other state fairs around the Midwest. The Community Vaccine Clinic will be open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Labor Day. State Fair tickets are required to enter State Fairgrounds.
How to Get Vaccinated at the State Fair:
Walk-ins are welcome or Fairgoers can make an appointment beforehand at https://my.primary.health/r/statefair .
The Community Vaccine Clinic is located at the North End Event Center, North of Murphy Avenue. No appointment, identification, or insurance is necessary to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Anyone 12 years of age and older who needs their first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine can get vaccinated at the clinic. The Community Vaccine Clinic offers both the Pfizer vaccine and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Only Minnesotans receiving their first dose of the vaccine will qualify for the $100 Visa Gift Card.