COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Weekly Updates

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COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Weekly Updates

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Minnesota Department of Health

January 20, 2022


Kids Deserve a Shot vaccine incentive program

With only about a third of Minnesota children ages 5-11 years fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s important that providers continue to promote vaccination at every opportunity. The Kids Deserve a Shot vaccine incentive program is one way to help families get vaccinated. Refer parents and families to the website for more information and to complete the required registration (available Jan. 24). Here are the specifics:

$200 Visa gift cards

  • Minnesota families who get their kids 5-11 years old both their first and second doses in January and February can get a $200 Visa gift card.
  • Parents/Guardians can register their 5-11 year old once they have completed their two-dose series.
  • Registration for the $200 Visa gift card will open at 10:00 a.m. on Jan. 24 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28.

$100,000 Minnesota college scholarship drawings

  • Later this spring, there will be drawings for five $100,000 Minnesota college scholarships for all Minnesotans 5-11 years old who are fully vaccinated.
  • All Minnesotans 5-11 years old who completed their first and second doses at any point in time will be eligible to be entered for a chance to win a $100,000 college scholarship.


Keep patients "up to date" on COVID-19 vaccines

On Jan. 16 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clarified the following:

  • Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. A person is considered “boosted” and up to date right after getting the recommended booster dose.
  • Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines (2 doses of mRNA vaccine, 1 dose of Janssen/Johnson and Johnson vaccine). A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the final dose in the primary series.

Refer to CDC: Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines for further details.

Moderna label and EUA fact sheet update

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine label


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved updates to both label and the emergency use authorization (EUA) fact sheet for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Distribution of the Moderna vials with the updated labels (see new label above) began Jan. 14.

What has changed on the label of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:

  • The label has been updated to indicate a volume of 5.5mL.
  • Doses for primary series and booster shots are now listed on the label.
  • Important reminder not to exceed a maximum of 20 punctures per vial.

The formulation, NDC number, and vial size have not changed on the label and EUA fact sheet.

For more information, please refer to the FDA: Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheets or CDC: Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

Find previous bulletins at COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Updates.