The Governor’s office and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) told the CCC’s including IANA and other diverse community organizations that the State is committed to the equitable distribution of a safe, FDA-approved vaccine for protecting against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Planning of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced, and the first doses are successfully administered to health care workers and Minnesotans living in long-term care facilities.
MINNESOTA VACCINE SUMMARY
You can check the State's COVID-19 summary to check those received with at least the first dose and those completed with vaccine series:
MINNESOTA VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
In Minnesota, there are currently a limited number of vaccine doses available to Minnesotans from the Federal Government. Although many doses are promised and will arrive soon, it takes time before they arrive and can be given to Minnesotans.
You can check Vaccine Distribution and Administration at the link below:
MINNESOTA: WHO IS GETTING VACCINATED?
The gap between the number of vaccines available and the number of people that need them cannot go unnoticed. Minnesota patiently waits to get vaccines for everyone who needs it but has started a pilot program where vaccines are administered to adults above the age of 65, childcare workers, and all kindergarten to high school level educators. This pilot program has now been in progress in 9 cities across Minnesota: Anoka, Brooklyn Center, Fergus Falls, Marshall, Mountain Iron, North Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud, Thief River Falls. Since this program has been lifted off its feet, 13,300 Minnesotans have been vaccinated. Gov. Walz wants to push the effort to prepare Minnesota to be able to handle when more vaccines come in.
Adults 65 years of age and older will have an extended 24-hour window to pre-register for a randomized opportunity to be selected for appointments at COVID-19 community vaccination clinics.
Pilot clinics in Blaine and Brooklyn Center will serve only adults 65 years of age and older this week. Xcel Energy Center to host clinic for COVID-19 vaccination event for 15,000 educators, school staff, and childcare providers in Metro.
REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR ADULTS 65 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER
Adults 65 and older will now have a 24-hour window of time beginning at 5:00 am Tuesday to pre-register to be randomly selected for an appointment. This means you will be randomly selected, it is not a first come first serve system. It is best to pre-register at mn.gov/findmyvaccine. The website will be open for pre-registering from 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 26 until 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27. You cannot sign up more than once or transfer your spot to someone else. You may also call 833-431-2053 to sign up. The call center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. If you are randomly selected to receive a vaccine this week, you will be contacted on Wednesday, January 27 by text, email, or phone and will be notified of how to complete your appointment. You will be contacted twice however; you should try to pick up or respond as soon as possible. Only 8,000 doses will be available, so please try to be patient and understanding during such a crucial time.
MASS VACCINATION FOR EDUCATORS, SCHOOL STAFF, AND CHILDCARE PROVIDERS
Minnesota has created a mass vaccination pilot event for metro area educators, school staff, and childcare providers at the Xcel Energy Center this week. 15,000 Moderna vaccine doses will be administered Thursday, January 28 through Monday, February 1 for this event. There is no walk-in appointments. School districts, charter schools, tribal schools, and nonpublic schools will work directly with employees to make an appointment. Childcare programs are randomly selected and will be notified if vaccines are available. Metro area educators, school staff, and childcare providers who received their first dose at the Brooklyn Center clinic will return to that clinic for their second dose. The Andover clinic has been moved to Blaine. Those who received their first dose at the Andover clinic will receive a notification that they will now receive their second dose at the new clinic in Blaine.
UPDATES PILOT CLINIC LOCATIONS
The pilot clinic operating in Andover last week is relocating to Blaine this week. The pilot clinics operating this week are located in Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Fergus Falls, Mountain Iron, Thief River Falls, Sartell, North Mankato, Rochester, Marshall, and St. Paul.
The two pilot clinics in Blaine and Brooklyn Center will serve only adults 65 years of age and older and the new pop-up clinic at Xcel Energy Center will serve only educators, school staff, and childcare providers from the Twin Cities metro.
COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
- COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit
- COVID-19 Basics
- Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19
COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES
Starting January 26, 2021, before you fly to the United States from a foreign country, get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before travel. You must show your negative COVID-19 viral test results or documentation of recovery to the airline to board your flight. More information:
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please call IANA Hotline Monday-Friday (9 a.m. 5 p.m.). IANA-CCC hotline specialist can answer your questions and connect you all the available information and resources>