Food worker COVID-19 vaccine registration and employer toolkit

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April 16, 2021

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Food worker COVID-19 vaccine registration

Hennepin County joins the state’s commitment to vaccinate our residents as soon as possible. We continue to follow vaccine guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, Who's Getting Vaccinated? / COVID-19 Updates and Information - State of Minnesota (

Prior to March 30, 2021, scheduled vaccine appointments were filled according to State approved roll out phases for eligibility (Phase 1a-1c, plus educators, people 65+ and people experiencing homelessness). We will be transitioning our appointment prioritization over the next few weeks to comply with the Governor’s recent expansion to the general population (age 16+). 

We will prioritize vaccine clinic appointments to serve people who may have difficulty in accessing the vaccine from other sources and individuals in high risk jobs. For example, we are planning to offer appointments to the following groups: people with certain jobs including food service/food retail workers and childcare workers. 

Registration information:

  • Vaccines clinics are by appointment only. No walk-ins accepted.  
  • For more information and to register, click here: Hennepin County COVID-19 vaccination registration 
    • When selecting the industry you work in, please select “food service” so we can prioritize you for scheduling.
  • Employees who are 16-17 years old can only receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. For eligible food service staff who are 16-17 years old, please contact us directly at Include the employee's full first/last name, date of birth, email, phone number, company/organization and job title.
  • If you would like to locate a vaccination outside of Hennepin County Public Health, visit this Minnesota Department of Health website to learn more:
  • At this time, Hennepin County is not providing on-site employer-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Questions? Email or contact the Hennepin County COVID-19 navigation line at 612-348-8900 for questions or for help registering. The line accepts calls in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong.


Thank you for your continued support and patience in this process.    

Hennepin County vaccine employer toolkit

Visit our website ( to find a Hennepin County specific COVID-19 vaccine employer toolkit which includes vaccine registration information, employee resources, posters to use, and materials in multiple languages.

The Minnesota Department of Health also has a COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Toolkit.

Web resources

Visit for information on:

  • General environmental health 
  • Basic food safety classes 
  • Temporary food stand licensing 
  • Food license information, categories, and fee schedule 
  • New construction or remodeling application 

Radon information and test kits 

Septic system requirements and procedures

Body art licensing information (tattooing and piercing) 

Beaches in Hennepin County

Public swimming pool regulations

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Food Digest is a quarterly newsletter written by inspectors from Hennepin
County Public Health Department and is designed to support and educate Hennepin County food facility owners and operators. Articles focus on food
safety and requirements from the Minnesota Food Code and Hennepin County food ordinance.


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