Minneapolis VA offers walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations for veterans who are frontline workers

The Minneapolis VA hosted a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination session Monday for veterans of any age who are considered essential, frontline workers.

According to the VA, the vaccination clinic ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. No appointments were needed.

The facility says they have 400 doses of the Moderna vaccine available for essential workers along with any veteran older than 65, regardless of enrollment status. However, veterans must commit to returning to the VA in four weeks for a second dose.

The clinic was held in room 1L-142 at the medical center. Veterans are asked to use the outpatient entrance to enter.

More information on the session and requirements are available on the Minneapolis VA's website.

For the VA, they consider the following careers as essential workers:

  • First responders (e.g., firefighters and police)
  • Corrections officers
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members)
  • Childcare workers
  • Healthcare workers