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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

  • Percentage of doses administered within 3-day goal: Seven-day rolling average of the percentage of doses shipped to providers that were administered within three days of receipt. The statewide rate includes all first and second doses. Provider rates do not include second doses that cannot be administered yet due to interval timing. One day for data entry is allowed. Includes doses for the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings
  • Percentage of doses administered within 7-day goal: Seven-day rolling average of the percentage of doses shipped to providers that were administered within seven days of receipt. The statewide rate includes all first and second doses. Provider rates do not include second doses that cannot be administered yet due to interval timing. One day for data entry is allowed. Includes doses for the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings. Federally Qualified Health Centers, which are particularly well positioned to help the state provide equitable vaccine access, are subject to the 7 day goal only.
  • 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.
  • People16+ 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 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.
  • 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 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. Denominator is either total population, 65+ or 16+, 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+ or 16+, 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 15+: Percent of people in Minnesota aged 15 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

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.
  • Percentage of doses administered within 3-day goal: Seven-day rolling average of the percentage of doses shipped to providers that were administered within three days of receipt. The statewide rate includes all first and second doses. Provider rates do not include second doses that cannot be administered yet due to interval timing. One day for data entry is allowed. Includes doses for the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings. Includes facilities receiving vaccine from Minnesota's allocation only; does not include federal entities that receive allocation directly from the CDC (such as Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense).
  • Percentage of doses administered within 7-day goal: Seven-day rolling average of the percentage of doses shipped to providers that were administered within seven days of receipt. The statewide rate includes all first and second doses. Provider rates do not include second doses that cannot be administered yet due to interval timing. One day for data entry is allowed. Includes doses for the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for vaccination in long-term care settings. Includes facilities receiving vaccine from Minnesota's allocation only; does not include federal entities that receive allocation directly from the CDC (such as Indian Health Services, Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense).
  • Provider Definitions:
    • Health care systems: Allina, CentraCare, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Essentia Health, M Health Fairview, Health Partners, Hennepin Health, Mayo Clinic Health System, North Memorial, and Sanford Health. 
    • Federally Qualified Health Centers: Community-based health care providers that receive funds from the federal Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas.
    • Local hospitals and providers: Local hospitals and other providers that are not included in the health care systems. 
    • Local public health: Local public health entities that identify local public health priorities and implement activities to address these priorities, including vaccination. A local health department is a local unit of government that is responsible for the administration and implementation of public health programs and services to address locally identified needs. 
    • Pharmacies: Local pharmacies and larger pharmacy chains. This excludes hospitals and other pharmacies associated with systems. 
    • State of Minnesota: The State of Minnesota oversees mass vaccination sites and the vaccination of employees qualifying for vaccination under phase 1a.
    • Tribal: Indian Health Service and Tribal Health Facilities.

Provider Goals

  • Doses received more than four days ago. The number of doses received from the federal government, plus doses redistributed in, minus doses redistributed out, as of four days prior to the most recent date of vaccine administration, not including second doses that cannot be administered yet due to interval timing. This is the denominator for the calculation of the percentage of doses administered within the 3-day goal. These are doses from the MN allocation only (including PPP) but does not include any doses from the federal allocation. 
  • Doses received more than eight days ago. The number of doses received from the federal government, plus doses redistributed in, minus doses redistributed out, as of eight days prior to the most recent date of vaccine administration, not including second doses that cannot be administered yet due to interval timing. This is the denominator for the calculation of the percentage of doses administered within the 7-day goal. These are doses from the MN allocation only (including PPP) but does not include any doses from the federal allocation. 
  • Provider Definitions:
    • Health care systems: Allina, CentraCare, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Essentia Health, M Health Fairview, Health Partners, Hennepin Health, Mayo Clinic Health System, North Memorial, and Sanford Health. 
    • Federally Qualified Health Centers: Community-based health care providers that receive funds from the federal Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas.
    • Local hospitals and providers: Local hospitals and other providers that are not included in the health care systems. 
    • Local public health: Local public health entities that identify local public health priorities and implement activities to address these priorities, including vaccination. A local health department is a local unit of government that is responsible for the administration and implementation of public health programs and services to address locally identified needs. 
    • Pharmacies: Local pharmacies and larger pharmacy chains. This excludes hospitals and other pharmacies associated with systems. 
    • State of Minnesota: The State of Minnesota oversees mass vaccination sites and the vaccination of employees qualifying for vaccination under phase 1a.
    • Tribal: Indian Health Service and Tribal Health Facilities. 

Downloadable Datasets (.CSV)

Updated April 20, 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. 

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:

  • 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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