Mayor Carter lifts mask requirement for City-controlled property

While not required, masks are strongly encouraged for all residents regardless of vaccine status when social distancing of at least 6 feet is not maintained.

Learn more about Executive Order 2022-17

All Minnesotans ages 6 months and older are recommended to get vaccinated.

Ages 6 months to 4 years

  • Eligible for the 3 dose primary series of the Pfizer vaccine
  • Eligible for the 2 dose primary series of the Moderna vaccine
  • Not authorized for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

5 years old

  • Eligible for the 2 dose primary series of the Pfizer vaccine and one booster dose
  • Eligible for the 2 dose primary series of the Moderna vaccine
  • Not authorized for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

6-17 years old

  • Eligible for the 2 dose primary series of the Pfizer vaccine
  • Not authorized for the Moderna vaccine
  • Not authorized for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Adults ages 18 and older

  • Eligible for 2 dose primary series of Pfizer vaccine and one booster dose (adults ages 50 years and older are eligible for a second booster dose)
  • Eligible for 2 dose primary series of Modern vaccine and one booster dose (adults ages 50 years and older are eligible for a second booster dose)
  • Eligible for 1 dose primary series of Johnson and Johnson vaccine and one booster dose (adults ages 50 years and older are eligible for a second booster dose)

Learn more about the CDC's recommendations for children and teens.

Mixing Vaccines 

CDC does not recommend mixing products for your primary series doses. If you received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 for the first dose of your primary series, you should get the same product for all following primary series doses. People ages 18 years and older may get a different product for a booster than they got for their primary series. Children and teens ages 5 through 17 years who got a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series must also get Pfizer-BioNTech for a booster.

Find COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Youth in Saint Paul

Child doses are now available at Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health-operated clinics and at free clinics operated by the State of Minnesota, at health care clinics, and pharmacies. Remember, there is no cost for the vaccine. You do not need to provide a government-issued ID or medical insurance to be vaccinated, and no question on immigration status is ever asked. Parents and guardians can find more information about the vaccine for children and teens.

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. 

Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector

The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is 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 is 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

Access Immunization Records

The Minnesota Department of Health offers a mobile app that gives Minnesotans access to their immunization record faster. Minnesotans can 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.

Additional Tools

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 COVID-19 vaccine locator map connects people age 65+ to vaccination opportunities. 
  • The State of Minnesota's vaccine data dashboard details the progress of COVID-19 vaccine allocation, distribution, and administration across Minnesota. 

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Testing

Language Support Services

If you have questions related to COVID-19 and require language support services, please contact 651-201-3920 and a representative from the Minnesota Department of Health can assist you.

Language Resources

Public Health Information

For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call the Minnesota Department of Health at 1-833-431-2053, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Is it COVID-19? Use the State of Minnesota's tool with symptoms and when to seek medical help. Learn more about COVID-19 on the CDC website.

Breakthrough Cases

Breakthrough cases happen when people who are fully vaccinated still test positive for COVID-19.

  • This is normal.
  • No vaccine is 100% effective.

Even though breakthrough cases might happen more as variants circulate, fully vaccinated people are much less likely to get really sick or need hospitalization, so the vaccines are working! This is extremely important to make sure hospitals have enough beds for everyone and people who need emergency care can find it quickly. Getting vaccinated is the best way to help protect yourself and the people around you from COVID-19.

Watch a short video about breakthrough cases from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Quarantine Guidelines

Updated COVID-19 quarantine guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC has released updated information that shortens the recommended isolation and quarantine period for the general population. 

Multilingual Health Information

Find video PSAs, print materials, and translated documents to assist with preparing for and responding to COVID-19 on MDH's Materials and Resources for COVID-19 website.

Mental Health Information

If you are experiencing stress and mental health symptoms as a result of COVID-19, you can call Ramsey County's Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line at 651-266-7878 and the Adult Mental Health Crisis Line at 651-266-7900.

Saint Paul Public Library Social Worker

Get help with problem-solving, ask questions, find resources, or get support from a licensed social worker. Email Carolyn.Hockey@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

COVID-19 Scams

Be aware of scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding COVID-19 vaccines. Help protect yourself from threats and be on the lookout for phishing emails and fraud:

  • COVID antibody tests: The FBI says con artists are advertising fake COVID-19 antibody tests in hopes of harvesting personal information they can use in identity theft or health insurance scams.
  • COVID vaccine registration scams: Be suspect of emails requesting information in order to register for vaccine trials or other related programs. 
  • Contact tracing: Messages from actual contact tracers working for public health agencies will not include any links or ask you for money or personal data.
  • Ask for donations: Be skeptical of fundraising calls or emails for COVID-19 victims or virus research, especially if they pressure you to act fast and request payment by prepaid debit cards or gift cards.
  • Appear to be from someone you know asking for personal information: Even if the sender appears to know you, never provide account information/passwords via email. Also, do not reply to the message; instead reach out to your contact individually to clarify.

To report a scam or other consumer problem related to COVID-19, contact the Federal Trade Commission's Complaint Assistant.

Last Edited: September 29, 2022