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Vaccine Data

Data is updated daily at 11 a.m. unless otherwise specified, but there is a delay between a vaccine being given and when it is reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). This happens because the state must validate and process the data before reporting. Visit the Vaccine Distribution and Administration page to learn more about how a vaccine dose gets from the federal government, into a Minnesotan's arm, and reported back to the state.

Data Dashboard Definitions

Summary

  • Total doses promised from CDC: Number of doses that the federal government has allocated to the state of Minnesota, including doses for the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings. This number updates weekly and does not include doses that the CDC has allocated directly to federal organizations in Minnesota (like Veteran’s Affairs, Indian Health Services, Bureau of Prisons, and the Department of Defense). Federal agencies and other national partners receive COVID-19 vaccine doses that are not shown in our data, because the federal government is responsible for allocating doses to these agencies. At this time, we do not know how many COVID-19 vaccine doses they may have received. As a result, the current number of doses promised to Minnesota may be an undercount of the total doses actually coming to the state.
  • Doses shipped to Minnesota providers: Number of doses that have been shipped to providers in Minnesota from the federal government’s allocation for the state. This does not include doses that have been set aside for the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings. This is a cumulative count of COVID-19 vaccine doses recorded as shipped to Minnesota providers in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) since Dec. 13, 2020.
  • Doses shipped for CDC long-term care vaccination program: Doses from the federal allocation for Minnesota that are shipped to pharmacies participating in the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings. Doses for CDC’s long-term care vaccination program (also known as the Pharmacy Partnership Program or PPP) is a cumulative count of COVID-19 vaccine doses that have been transferred out of the state allocation to the federal Pharmacy Partnership Program. These doses are shipped to three large pharmacy chains, CVS, Walgreens, and Thrifty White, who vaccinate staff and residents within long-term care facilities.
  • Percentage of doses used: Number of doses administered divided by the number of doses that have been shipped to Minnesota providers, plus doses shipped for the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings. 
  • People with at least one vaccine dose: Number of people in Minnesota who have received either a first or second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People with completed vaccine series: Number of people in Minnesota who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. For the vaccines that are currently available, Pfizer and Moderna, a complete series is two doses. 
  • Vaccine doses administered:
    • By week: Number of doses administered by week.
    • 7-day: Number of doses administered, by day, during the past seven days.

Who’s Getting Vaccinated

  • Percent of people with at least one vaccine dose: Percent of Minnesotans who have received at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine administration data are based on vaccination records in the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC), a confidential immunization information system. Immunization records in MIIC are submitted by participating health care providers. Providers vaccinating with doses through the State of Minnesota are supposed to submit COVID-19 vaccination information to MIIC within 24 hours; pharmacies have 72 hours. Providers getting vaccine directly from the federal government are not required to submit information to MIIC, but some may.
  • Percent of people with completed vaccine series: Percent of people in Minnesota who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. For the vaccines that are currently available, Pfizer and Moderna, a complete series is two doses. 

Distribution

  • Doses shipped to Minnesota providers: Number of doses that have been shipped to providers in Minnesota from the federal government’s allocation for the state. This does not include doses that have been set aside for the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings. This is a cumulative count of COVID-19 vaccine doses recorded as shipped to Minnesota providers in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) since Dec. 13, 2020.
  • Doses shipped for CDC long-term care vaccination program: Doses from the federal allocation for Minnesota that are shipped to pharmacies participating in the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings. Doses for CDC’s long-term care vaccination program (also known as the Pharmacy Partnership Program or PPP) is a cumulative count of COVID-19 vaccine doses that have been transferred out of the state allocation to the federal Pharmacy Partnership Program. These doses are shipped to three large pharmacy chains, CVS, Walgreens, and Thrifty White, who vaccinate staff and residents within long-term care facilities.
  • Total provider sites receiving vaccine: Number of Minnesota provider sites that are receiving vaccines from the federal allocation for Minnesota, including doses for the Pharmacy Partnership Program (PPP), by provider type. Provider type is self-reported.

Vaccines Administered

  • Total vaccine doses administered: Number of vaccine doses that have been administered to Minnesotans and reported to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC). Doses include those from the federal allocation for Minnesota (including PPP) and from the allotment delivered to federal agencies in Minnesota directly (including Veteran’s Affairs, Indian Health Services, the Bureau of Prisons, and the Department of Defense). Age and gender are self-reported at the time of vaccination.
  • Vaccines by product: Total doses administered by vaccine brand, as reported to MIIC.
  • Vaccines administered by provider type: Total doses administered by provider type, as recorded by MIIC. Provider type is self-reported. 


Downloadable Datasets (.CSV)

Updated January 21, 2021


About the data

All denominators based on American Community Survey (ACS) data: 2018 ACS 1-year Estimates. All data by county is based on residence. 

The COVID-19 vaccination data can be used to monitor state- and county-level immunization coverage and progress towards national, state, and local coverage goals. The data can also help to identify at-risk populations and encourage public health actions and policies aimed at increasing immunization. The data cannot tell us why people are not vaccinated. Some people may not have ready access to the vaccine, and some people may choose not to vaccinate. Also, some people may have received vaccinations that are not recorded in MIIC, such as those who were vaccinated in another state.

Due to data collection and reporting timing, there may be temporary discrepancies between data from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and other sources. 

Although MIIC is a useful resource for real-time assessments of state and county immunization percentages in Minnesota, MIIC data may underestimate the actual number of people receiving COVID-19 vaccine due to several limitations:

  • Some data may not be submitted to MIIC properly or there could be errors in the data that result in missing immunization information. MDH staff are working closely to monitor and address any lapses in data exchange to ensure that timely and accurate COVID-19 vaccination information is submitted.
  • MIIC is not set up to capture a person's occupation or comorbidities. 
  • Under Minnesota’s Immunization Data Sharing Law (MN Statute 144.3351), race or ethnicity information can only be entered into the state’s immunization information system with the patient’s permission; we do not always receive that information and may have incomplete data.
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