All Minnesotans 12 years of age and older now eligible for vaccine
On May 10, Governor Walz announced that Minnesota is ready to vaccinate 12 to 15 year olds this week as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for that age group. Minnesotans age 12 to 15 can get vaccinated at locations where Pfizer vaccines are available. Sign up on the Vaccine Connector to make an appointment at one of the state Community Vaccination Program locations. (Walk-ins for Minnesotans 12+ will be accepted at state community vaccination sites administering Pfizer vaccines in Bloomington (Mall of America), Saint Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Lino Lakes and Oakdale.)
Community Vaccination Locations
Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health has opened its large COVID-19 vaccination clinics to the general public. Registration is available online or individuals can call Ramsey County Public Health’s vaccine phone line at 651-266-1190 (Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) with questions or to get help. Community Connectors help residents navigate myths and rumors surrounding COVID-19, answer questions, and provide accurate information about vaccines. Connectors can also help make appointments or recommend walk-up vaccination sites.
Walk-ins and appointments for Minnesotans age 12-and-older are available at the Bloomington (Mall of America) community vaccination site, which is administering the Pfizer vaccine. Parent or guardian consent is required for COVID-19 vaccination for people younger than 18 years old.
Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector
Governor Walz announced the launch of the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a tool that helps all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. When a Minnesotan becomes eligible to receive a vaccine under state guidelines, the Vaccine Connector will:
- Alert them when they're eligible.
- Connect them to appointment scheduling resources.
- Notify them of vaccination opportunities in their area.
There will be no cost and no restricted time period for signing up. Minnesotans unable to sign up online can call 833-431-2053 for assistance signing up over the phone. Translation service is available by phone
We must continue to wear masks, socially distance, wash our hands frequently and stay home if we are sick to make sure as few people as possible get COVID-19 until a vaccine is widely available.
Access Immunization Records
The Minnesota Department of Health announced a new mobile app that gives Minnesotans access to their immunization record faster. Minnesotans can now easily access their immunization record through their smartphones or other mobile devices by using an app called Docket. Docket enables residents with a Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) record to securely view and share their immunization records, even if they were given by different health care providers in Minnesota.
Lost your vaccine card?
You should get a card when you get your COVID-19 vaccination that includes the name of the vaccine product and the date you got it. Follow recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health on what to do if you've lost your vaccine card. Information is available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.
The tools below are intended to help Minnesotans connect with vaccine providers, view key vaccination data for our state, and learn more about the state's vaccine distribution plan.
- Minnesota’s new COVID-19 vaccine locator map connects people age 65+ to vaccination opportunities. There is still a limited amount of vaccine, so appointments may not be available everywhere.
- The State of Minnesota has launched a public vaccine data dashboard to detail the progress of COVID-19 vaccine allocation, distribution, and administration across Minnesota.