All Minnesotans who have not yet been vaccinated can use the Vaccine Connector to find vaccine opportunities. Through the Connector, you can either make an appointment directly at a Community Vaccination Program location; or sign up to be notified of vaccination appointments near you.
Yes. Walk-ins for Minnesotans age 16 years and older will be accepted at state community vaccination sites in Bloomington (Mall of America), Saint Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Lino Lakes and Oakdale. Walk-ins for Minnesotans age 18 years and older will be accepted at Mankato, Duluth, Rochester and St. Cloud. The federally-supported State Fairgrounds site is not accepting walk-ins at this time as it is currently administering second doses. Parental/guardian consent is required for 16- and 17-year-olds.
To make an appointment at a Community Vaccination Program site or to be notified of future vaccination opportunities, you will need to provide your contact information, demographic data (like race, gender, age, and ethnicity), a few details about your medical history, medical insurance (not required) and employment information. The Vaccine Connector is available at no cost.
The COVID-19 vaccine is being provided at no cost to you, but please bring your insurance card if you have one. Participants are asked for their health insurance information so the state can bill their insurance company on their behalf. But if you are uninsured, or if for any reason insurance does not cover some or all of the cost of your vaccine, the state will cover the difference. Vaccination remains available at no-cost to you. Insurance is not required to receive the vaccine.
You can reschedule your Community Vaccination Program appointment by contacting the partner operating the site. Contact information is available here.
Follow the link in your text or email to cancel, or call 833-431-2053. You cannot transfer your appointment to someone else.
If you need assistance from another person or service animal, they are more than welcome to accompany you to your appointment. This includes aides, translators, and others.
If you do not need assistance, a friend or family member may come to the location with you, but they will not be allowed to join you through the vaccination process. They will need to wait for you outside the vaccination area.
For accommodation requests, call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
While the Minnesota National Guard will be providing logistical assistance at some locations, they are not a security presence. The Minnesota National Guard has been providing support to COVID-19 operations for months by providing staffing support and COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities, and partnering on many of our COVID-19 community testing sites.
Yes, there will be security on site to provide for the safety of Minnesotans who have appointments to receive their vaccine.
You will receive an email confirmation that you have successfully signed up for the Vaccine Connector. The Vaccine Connector will send you updates about opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota, including open appointments at the state’s Community Vaccination Program locations. You do not have to wait for information from the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector before you get your vaccine. You can connect with your primary health care provider or use the Vaccine Locator map to find a vaccine appointment near you. Your employer may be reaching out with information about vaccination opportunities.
Notifications may arrive from one of our state vaccine partners, Primary Bio, Vault Health, or SpeciaLysts (Solv) by email, text, or phone when you are able to make a Community Vaccination Program appointment.
Registering in the Vaccine Connector will give you a chance to find out about vaccine opportunities in your area. You could be contacted by state or by our vaccine providers -- Primary Bio, Vault Health, or SpeciaLysts (via Solv Health or Trumpia email platform). Emails could arrive from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Be sure to keep an eye on your spam folder.) Phone calls could arrive from 954-716-7771 or 855-753-8298. Text messages will come from 844-846-6364 or 855-753-8298.
If you do not have access to text or email, please be certain to answer your landline phone. The reservationist will only try twice.
Appointments are required to receive a vaccine. Please do not visit a community vaccination site unless you have an appointment. If you do not receive a confirmation that you have an appointment, you do not have an appointment.
If you only have a landline, you will be contacted by phone. Phone calls will arrive from 954-716-7771 or 855-753-8298. Please be certain to answer your phone - the reservationist will only try twice.
You will need to provide the following information when you make your Community Vaccination Program appointment (either online or by phone):
You will receive two confirmation emails – one for each appointment – including the date, time, and location.
If you only have a landline, you will receive a call on your landline. Phone calls will arrive from 954-716-7771 or 855-753-8298.
If you do not receive confirmation that you have an appointment, you do not have an appointment.
Yes. If you make an appointment to receive a vaccine that requires two doses (Pfizer and Moderna), you will either make appointments for both your first and second dose at the same time, or make an appointment for your second dose at your first dose appointment.
All Minnesotans age 16 and older are encouraged to sign up for the Vaccine Connector. Minnesotans age 16 and 17 will only be able to make an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine as that is the only one currently authorized for that age group. Consent from a parent or guardian is required. Learn about vaccine opportunities for Minnesotans under 18 here.
Yes. You can help a family member sign up online, or you can call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053. The person being signed up will need to be present if you choose to sign up by phone.
No, you do not have to wait for information from the Vaccine Connector before you get your vaccine. If your health care provider or employer contacts you about making an appointment, or if you have another opportunity to get vaccinated, you can and should do that. You can connect with your primary health care provider or use the Vaccine Locator map to find a vaccine appointment near you.
No, you will remain on the list until you get vaccinated.
Yes, you should continue contacting providers to check for vaccine availability. Use the Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you.
No. Only Minnesotans who have not been vaccinated should sign up for the Vaccine Connector.
Non-residents are eligible if they work in Minnesota and are frontline or essential workers (e.g., health care, child care, etc.).
To opt out of future Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector messages, complete the Opt-Out of the Vaccine Connector form. Or, contact the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053. Note: It may take up to two business days for your name to be removed from the notification list.
All Minnesotans age 16 years and older are eligible to get the vaccine.
If you would like to contact your provider to seek a vaccine, please feel free to do so. You can find contact information for providers near you with our Vaccine Locator map.
No. The Vaccine Locator map shows locations where vaccine is available to Minnesotans around the state. Please contact clinics and retail pharmacies directly to schedule an appointment and follow their instructions.
No. Some vaccination clinics may ask for medical insurance information so that they can get paid by your insurance company. There will be no cost to you. If you do not have insurance, you can still get vaccinated.