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Covid 19 Vaccine in the Twin City

Who's Getting Vaccinated?

Demand for vaccine far exceeds supply There continues to be a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota. Despite federal government promises, Minnesota has not yet received an increased number of vaccine doses. At this time, Minnesota is only receiving 60,000 doses of vaccine per week. With a population of 5.6 million, that’s just 1 percent of the supply needed. We encourage Minnesotans to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead. We will continue to distribute vaccines using a phased approach and immunize those at highest risk of getting COVID-19, as well as those most at risk of severe disease and complications if they become infected. Phase 1a While Minnesota is expanding eligibility for a vaccine, we are also continuing to serve health care workers and long-term care residents and staff in Phase 1a. Those in Phase 1a can still plan on receiving the vaccine through their workplace, care facility, or local public health. Minnesota remains on-pace to offer at least first doses of vaccine to all in these groups in the coming weeks. Health care workers

  • Health care employers should contact their local public health department for more information on providing vaccine to their staff.

  • Health care workers will be notified by their employer when vaccination is available to them.

  • People in this group who are self-employed can contact their local public health department for more information on how to get vaccinated.

Our pilot program is bridging the way to an expansive network of community vaccine sites. Find a local health department or community health board Long-term care residents and staff

  • People working in long-term care facilities will be notified by their employer when they can get vaccinated.

  • People living in these facilities will be informed by the staff when vaccination is available to them.

For more details on Phase 1a guidance, see COVID-19 Vaccine Phases and Planning. More information about who will be included in the next phases of vaccination will be available in the coming weeks. Estimated timeline: When can you get a COVID-19 vaccine? [click image to enlarge] New! Community vaccination pilot program Minnesota has launched a community COVID-19 vaccine pilot program, partnering with local public health and school districts, to place nine pilot clinics across the state. These pilot clinics will initially serve adults 65 years of age or older and educators (pre-kindergarten through grade 12), school staff, and child care workers.

  • Minnesotans 65 years of age or older can now make an appointment to receive their vaccine at one of these pilot sites. Visit Find My Vaccine to learn more.

  • Education, school, and child care workers will receive information about signing up for an appointment from their employer.

Pilot clinics The community COVID-19 vaccine pilot program is focused on increasing vaccination capacity across the state while preparing for the future when the state has more vaccine available. These pilot clinics will initially serve adults 65 years of age or older and prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, school staff, and child care workers. They will open in the following communities:

  • Blaine

  • Brooklyn Center

  • Fergus Falls

  • Marshall

  • Mountain Iron

  • North Mankato

  • Rochester

  • St. Cloud

  • Thief River Falls

There will only be a small number of doses available for eligible Minnesotans. While the number of newly eligible Minnesotans is significantly expanding, we will only have a fraction of the supply needed at this time. If you are 65 years of age or older, an educator or a child care worker, you are all eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine right now. Visit Find My Vaccine to learn more.

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