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COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program

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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!

Eligibility

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.

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program (Updated 3/4/21)

The state of Minnesota is using a random selection process to schedule appointments at our community vaccination sites. If you signed up for pre-registration in the past and have not yet been randomly selected, you will continue to have the opportunity to be chosen to make an appointment for a vaccine at our Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester, or Eagan community vaccination sites.

  • If you're aged 65+ and have not yet registered to be randomly selected to make an appointment, you can register now! Sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to find out when, where, and how to get your vaccine. 
  • Please be patient and remember that demand for vaccine far exceeds supply. More opportunities for vaccination will be coming as we get more vaccine.

How to make an appointment for a vaccine through the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program

Please do not attempt to make an appointment at one of these sites unless you are notified that you’ve been selected. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

  • If you are selected and cannot use your appointment, another Minnesotan on the pre-registration list will be randomly selected for that appointment.
  • Notification that you’ve been randomly selected will arrive from Primary Bio or Vault Health by email, text, or phone. Emails will arrive from support@primarybio.com or mnvaccineteam@updates.vaulthealth.com. (Be sure to keep an eye on your spam folder.) Phone calls will arrive from 954-716-7771.
  • If you have questions about appointment scheduling, cancelation or confirmation, call Vault at 929-205-6708 or email at vaccinations@vaulthealth.com. They are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • For inquiries about the community vaccination program in general, or if you received your first dose before February 4 from a community vaccination site and have questions concerning the appointment for your second dose, contact our call center at 833-431-2053. They are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

What to expect at your Community Vaccination Clinic appointment 

  • Do not arrive for your appointment any earlier than 15 minutes. This is to ensure social distancing.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is being provided at no cost, but please bring your insurance card if you have one. Insurance is not required to receive the vaccine.  
  • Educators and child care workers will need to show a license or employee ID. A paystub is also acceptable.
  • Plan to sit for at least 15 minutes of observation after you receive your vaccine. If you have allergies, you will need to sit for at least 30 minutes. 

See What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine (PDF) for more information.

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