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Governor Walz Announces COVID-19 Community Vaccination Pop-Up at MSP Airport

Travelers can walk in or make appointment for one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine

6/4/2021 12:19:38 PM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the State of Minnesota is partnering with the Metropolitan Airports Commission to launch a new temporary pop-up vaccination event at the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. Vaccinations will be administered in Terminal 1 seven days a week beginning Saturday, June 5.

“Today, we’re making it even easier for Minnesota travelers to get fully vaccinated,” said Governor Walz. “The Johnson & Johnson vaccine offered at the airport is just a single dose, so you can now protect yourself from COVID-19 in one stop while you catch your flight. We are working hard to offer these safe and effective vaccines to every Minnesotan who wants them, and we are proud to offer options as convenient as this one for travelers.”

Over 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered through the state’s Community Vaccination Program.

“The vaccine is safe, it’s free, and most importantly, it works,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “Whether you are arriving or taking off, it’s easier than ever for traveling Minnesotans to access their vaccine at MSP Airport. “

Travelers 18 years of age and older catching a flight or arriving at MSP Airport are eligible to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Terminal 1. Travelers are encouraged to walk in or make an appointment via the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector or by calling 833-431-2053.

“We greatly appreciate this opportunity to offer free vaccinations to travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul international Airport,” said Brian Ryks, CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. “Vaccinations save lives, reduce spread of coronavirus and are absolutely critical to full recovery of the travel and hospitality industry. I encourage everyone flying from Terminal 1 who hasn’t been vaccinated to arrive a little early, get vaccinated and help protect themselves and others.”

The MSP Airport event joins Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington (MOA), Saint Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Saint Paul (State Fairgrounds), St. Cloud, Mankato, Oakdale and Lino Lakes in the state’s Minnesota’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be administered in Terminal 1.

The state continues to encourage Minnesotans to get tested if they are symptomatic, unvaccinated, or under 12 years of age.

How Minnesotans Can Get their Shot:

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