COVID-19 Vaccine Update - Jan. 25, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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State offering pilot vaccination clinics

The State of Minnesota is conducting community vaccination clinics for adults age 65 or older, educators, school staff and child care providers. Vaccine is available by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Please do not visit a health care provider or vaccination pilot site unless you have a scheduled appointment.

Pre-registration opens Jan. 26 for people age 65+

To be considered for an appointment for COVID-19 vaccine, Minnesotans aged 65 and older must first complete the pre-registration online or by phone during the available hours. 

  • The online portal will be available for pre-registration for 24 hours, starting on Tuesday, January 26 at 5 a.m. Due to high demand for vaccine appointments, we encourage Minnesotans to use the online portal if at all possible.
  • The call center will be open on Tuesday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for pre-registration. If the call center line is busy, try calling again later. 
  • Everyone who is currently on the waitlist from the first week will be automatically pre-registered to be randomly selected for an appointment.

Learn more and pre-register

Educators, school staff & child care provider vaccinations

Limited vaccination clinics are also being offered by the state to these groups. They are not open to walk-ins, here are the details:

  • School districts, charter schools, tribal schools and nonpublic school organizations will work directly with employees to secure an appointment through the state-sponsored pilot clinics. 
  • Child care programs are randomly selected and will be notified if vaccines are available.
  • Education and child care workers who have questions should work with their employer.

Learn more about how state vaccinations for these groups will work.

Vaccinations by Ramsey County public health

Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health does not currently have vaccine clinics for the general public. County residents can register for the State of Minnesota clinics if they fit the categories listed above. 

Our Public Health department is vaccinating for Phase 1a which includes the following groups:

  • Healthcare personnel (including: hospital staff working with COVID-19 patients, staff in skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes, emergency medical services personnel who provide direct patient care, COVID-19 testers and vaccinators).
  • Long-term care residents.

More information about phase 1a

Individuals in these groups will be notified by their employers or facility where they live on how they will get the vaccine.