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COVID-19 Vaccines for Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing

ThinkSelf, DHHSD (with partners), and FEMA (with partners) are each hosting clinics

4/22/2021 7:34:03 AM

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Every Minnesotan age 16 years and older is now eligible to get their shot. Here are several opportunities to get their shots from pop-up clinics ready to provide services to Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing.



ThinkSelf is hosting this small pop-up clinic at their office with provider Ramsey County Public Health. See ThinkSelf's vaccine clinic flyer (PDF).

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 (today)

Time: 3 - 6:45 PM

Address: ThinkSelf office, 2375 University Ave W, Suite 110, St. Paul, MN 55114

Accessibility: ASL interpreters, including CDIs

Vaccine: Moderna

For who: Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. You do not need to live in Ramsey County to be eligible. 

How to book an appointment: Sign up online, email:, or call VP: 612-900-0150


Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD) and Partners

The Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD) and Metro Deaf School are offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Accessibility: This event will take place at Metro Deaf School on April 24, and will be accessible with ASL interpreters, Deaf interpreters, tactile/ProTactile interpreters, speech-to-text apps and assistive listening devices available. Large print forms and materials will also be available. If you need another accommodation, please contact DHHSD.

Vaccine: Moderna

For who: Adults, ages 18 and older. A limited number of vaccines will be available. You must schedule an appointment.

How to book an appointment: Sign up through Eventbrite or call 651-964-1514 (videophone) or 800-657-3663 (voice or preferred relay service).

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021 (first dose) and Saturday, May 22, 2021 (second dose)

Time: 9 AM - 2 PM

Address: Metro Deaf School, 1125 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 

Please note that DHHSD is planning another event at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. Watch for a separate announcement. 

What to expect 

  • The vaccine is free, you do NOT need to have medical insurance. If you do have medical insurance, please bring your medical insurance card. 
  • Please wear a mask and stay six feet from others (except when receiving your vaccine). Staff will wear masks. 
  • Do not come if you have a fever or think you might be sick. 
  • Plan to wait 15 minutes after your appointment, so staff can monitor you for any side effects.



FEMA is hosting vaccine clinics, with support from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM). Keystone Interpreting Solutions (KIS) is providing ASL interpreters. 

Dates: April 14, 2021 - June 9, 2021

Time: 10 AM - 6 PM

Address: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1680 Como Ave., Falcon Heights, MN

Accessibility: When you book your appointment, please let them know what kind of accommodations you need.

Vaccine: At the time of this newsletter, only Pfizer is being offered.

For who:  Minnesotans age 16 and older who live in the following zip codes: 

Hennepin County

55343, 55344, 55369, 55404, 55405, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55414, 55415, 55418, 55420, 55422, 55423, 55425, 55426, 55427, 55428, 55429, 55430, 55443, 55444, 55445, 55454, 55455, 55467

Ramsey County

55101, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55106, 55107, 55109, 55113, 55117, 55119, 55126, 55127, 55128, 55130, 55144, 55146, 55155

Dakota County

55118, 55122, 55124, 55306, 55337

Anoka County

55433, 55432, 55421, 55448

How to book an appointment: There are several options.

Call 833-431-2053 Operators available in multiple languages and can assist in making

language/ADA accommodations. American Sign Language (ASL) will be available on-site.

Sign up on the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to be contacted to schedule an appointment.

For Refugees and Immigrants who need help making an appointment in other languages:

Call 651-318-0989 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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