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Vaccine Data

Data is updated weekdays 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.

Data Dashboard Definitions

Summary

  • 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 Pfizer and Moderna products, a complete series is two doses. The Johnson & Johnson product is a single-dose vaccine.
  • People 12+ with at least one dose: Percentage of people aged 12 and over who have received either a first or second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People 16+ with at least one dose: Percentage of people aged 16 and over who have received either a first or second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People 16+ with complete vaccine series: Percentage of people aged 16 and over who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. For the Pfizer and Moderna products, a complete series is two doses. The Johnson & Johnson product is a single-dose vaccine.
  • People 65+ with at least one dose: Percentage of people aged 65 and over who have received either a first or second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People 65+ with complete vaccine series: Percentage of people aged 65 and over who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. For the Pfizer and Moderna products, a complete series is two doses. The Johnson & Johnson product is a single-dose vaccine.
  • Total Population with at least one dose: Percentage of people in Minnesota of all ages who have received either a first or second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Vaccine doses administered by providers:
    • By Month: Number of doses administered by month.
    • By week: Number of doses administered by week, during the past seven weeks.
    • By Day: Number of doses administered, by day, during the past seven days.
  • People 18+ with at least one dose (CDC data*): Percentage of people aged 18 and over who have received a first or second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine according to CDC COVID-19 vaccination data. 
  • People 18+ with complete vaccine series (CDC data*): Percentage of people aged 18 and over who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series according to CDC COVID-19 vaccination data. For the Pfizer and Moderna products, a complete series is two doses. The Johnson & Johnson product is a single-dose vaccine.
    • *CDC COVID-19 vaccination differs from vaccination data from the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC), which is used for other metrics on the dashboard. For full data notes, see CDC COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States. 
    • Data per CDC dashboard as of 2 p.m. the previous day. If CDC updates their data later than that, it is not reflected on the Minnesota dashboard for that day.
    • The CDC numerator includes data submitted by states and other jurisdictions, federal entities (such as Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs) and contracted retail pharmacies.
    • The CDC denominator is National Census Population Estimates from the 2019 Vintage U.S. Census Bureau Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States. 

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. Denominator is either total population, 65+, 16+, or 12+, depending on the selection on the top of the page. 
  • Percent of people with completed vaccine series: Percent of people in Minnesota who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. For the Pfizer and Moderna products, a complete series is two doses. The Johnson & Johnson product is a single-dose vaccine. Denominator is either total population, 65+, 16+, or 12+, depending on the selection on the top of the page.  

Race and Ethnicity

  • 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 must 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 Pfizer and Moderna products, a complete series is two doses. The Johnson & Johnson product is a single-dose vaccine.
  • Vaccinations by race and ethnicity, age 12+: Percent of people in Minnesota aged 12 and older with at least one vaccine dose, by racial/ethnic group.
  • Race/ethnicity of vaccinated population: Percent of doses administered in Minnesota by race category.
  • Minnesota Population: Total population of Minnesota by race category per 2010 and 2019 ACS 5-year estimates. 

Frequently Asked Questions about vaccine race and ethnicity data

Equity

  • Social Vulnerability Index (SVI): The Social Vulnerability Index ranks areas on 15 social factors (unemployment, disability, access to transportation, poverty, race/ethnicity, homelessness, etc.) to summarize multiple dimensions of disadvantage. SVI is composed of four subthemes: Socioeconomic status, household composition and disability, minority status and language, and housing type and transportation. Additional information on SVI can be found on CDC’s website .
  • SVI Quartile: ZIP codes are grouped into four quartiles based on their degree of disadvantage. (Q1 = “High Disadvantage”; Q2 = “Medium-High Disadvantage”; Q3 = “Medium-Low Disadvantage”; Q4 = “Low Disadvantage”). Each quartile contains an equal number of ZIP codes, but not necessarily the same number of people. 
  • Percent of people with at least one vaccine dose: Percentage of Minnesotans (ages 12 years and older and ages 16 years and older) who have received at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine administration data are based on vaccination records Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) .
  • Percent of people with completed vaccine series: Percentage of Minnesotans (ages 12 years and older and ages 16 years and older) who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. For the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, a complete series is two doses. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose.
  • People vaccinated by Social Vulnerability Risk Group: Percentage of people in Minnesota (ages 12 years and older and ages 16 years and older) with at least one vaccine dose within each SVI quartile.
  • Social Vulnerability Risk Group Vaccinations: The vaccinated population of Minnesota by SVI ZIP code quartile (2019 American Community Survey).
  • Minnesota Population: Total population of Minnesota by SVI ZIP code quartile, (2019 American Community Survey).

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 and the federal retail pharmacy program.  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. Retail pharmacy program doses are shipped to Hy-Vee, Walmart, and Thrifty White.  
  • 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.
  • Cumulative percentage of people with at least one vaccine dose and complete series: Percent of people over time who have received one vaccine dose or a complete vaccine series.
  • Third vaccine doses administered: Number of third doses administered at least 28 days after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as reported to MIIC as of Aug. 13, 2021. Currently, people with certain immunocompromising conditions are recommended to get a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Additional doses of vaccine are not recommended for any other population at this time. MIIC data is not able to differentiate between third doses given in error and third doses given to recommended populations.

Downloadable Datasets (.CSV)

Updated September 23, 2021

 

About the data

Unless otherwise noted, all denominators based on American Community Survey (ACS) data: 2019 ACS 5-year Estimates. All data by county is based on residence. Unless otherwise noted, all denominators are based on American Community Survey (ACS) data: 2019 ACS 5-year Estimates. All data by county is based on residence. Statewide estimates by age and gender are based on ACS tables DP05 and S0101, except for the 12-15 year old age group, which is based on summing the county-level estimate based on ACS table B01001. The 12-15 years age group has been split based on the assumption that ages are equally distributed within age groups.

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 must 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. 

State-level metrics include all doses administered to Minnesotans that are reported to MIIC. This includes doses administered in other states and with doses from the other states’ allocations, as well as doses administered to federal workers and agencies in Minnesota. Doses administered by Tribal Health/IHS are included in the state-level metrics if the person vaccinated lives in Minnesota. Systems-level metrics include all doses administered by Minnesota providers, regardless of the address of the person receiving the vaccine. Systems-level metrics also includes doses administered to non-Minnesotans, but not doses administered to Minnesotans out of state. 

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 because 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.

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. 

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