COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program
There continues to be a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota. Despite a modest recent increase in vaccine supply from the federal government, Minnesota still does not have enough to meet demand. We encourage Minnesotans to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead.
Minnesota is shipping more doses of COVID-19 vaccine to clinics and hospitals across the state specifically for those aged 65 and over. You can now connect directly with your local health care provider to see about scheduling an appointment to get your vaccine. Use our new vaccine locator map to find a provider that’s convenient for you!
Vaccine Connector has now launched
This tool is for all Minnesotans who have not yet been vaccinated. Whether you are eligible for a vaccine now or later – the Vaccine Connector will notify you when you it’s your turn for a shot.
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Random selection for the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program is also continuing. If you are selected this week, you will be able to get your vaccine at either our Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester, or Eagan community vaccination clinics. Those who received first doses at one of our pilot vaccination sites will receive their second doses at the same location, as previously scheduled. If you're aged 65+ and not yet registered to be randomly selected to make an appointment, sign up for the Vaccine Connector now!
People in the following groups are currently eligible to make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine through the Community Vaccination Program:
- Minnesotans aged 65 or older
- Health care workers, including paid and unpaid primary caregivers for people with complex medical needs
- Long-term care residents and staff members at long-term care facilities in Minnesota
- Pre-kindergarten through Adult Basic and Community Education school staff members, or contracted school staff members, at schools in Minnesota
- Child care staff members at licensed and certified child care centers or programs in Minnesota
Please do not attempt to make an appointment unless you are notified by your local public health agency or employer, or by a state-sponsored community vaccination site or state vaccination partner that you’ve been selected to receive a vaccine. Child care programs and schools will work directly with employees to make appointments. Due to the limited supply of vaccine, schools will prioritize employees based on face-to-face interaction with children, and child care providers will use a random selection process.
View Questions and Answers: COVID-19 Vaccines for School and Child Care Staff and COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program Frequently Asked Questions.