(FOX 9) - All Minnesotans 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
For anyone who was waiting to get their vaccine because they want to let more vulnerable people get it first, MDH infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann says "it’s OK now to take your place in line."
Some people think they will still have to work too hard to hunt down a vaccine appointment, but Ehresmann says people "don’t have to be up in the middle of the night or be a computer whiz to get an appointment at this point."
Health officials say people should take the first shot that is offered to them, whether it is the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
There are plenty of options to schedule a vaccine appointment, whether it is through the state, county, your health care provider or a local pharmacy. Check out the state’s vaccine locator map to find a vaccine provider in your area.
State-run community vaccination sites
Minnesotans can now schedule appointments at the state’s community vaccination sites directly through the state’s Vaccine Connector website—no more waiting to be randomly selected for an appointment.
The community vaccination site locations are in St. Paul, Bloomington, Oakdale, Mankato, Duluth, Rochester, Lino Lakes and St. Cloud. A federally-supported site is also up and running at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Visit vaccineconnector.mn.gov to schedule an appointment. If appointments are fully, you can sign up to be notified when you are able to book an appointment.
Minnesotans can contact their health care provider to schedule a vaccine appointment. Make sure your contact information is in your MyChart account with your health care provider so they can contact you if they have available appointments.
Minnesotans can sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments directly on pharmacy websites. Here are some of the pharmacies offering vaccine appointments:
If you are having trouble finding an appointment, visit the Vaccine Spotter website, which is a tool created to help people track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at pharmacies across Minnesota. The website is updated every few minutes.
Counties or community clinics
Some counties are hosting their own vaccination clinics. Search your county or city name along with words like "vaccine clinic" or "COVID-19 vaccine" to see if there are any in your area.
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