18% of SE Minnesotans have received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine

KAAL-TV
Updated: February 25, 2021 11:18 AM
Created: January 26, 2021 04:15 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Many Minnesotans are eager for their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but one thing is certain, there is more demand than vaccines available. The state health department is working through Phase 1a and slowly working into 1b.

What you need to know for the week of February 22:  

  • Newly launched website helps you find your vaccine and stay updated on options. 
  • Rochester's permanent community vaccine site is open every Sunday as long as vaccines are available. 
  • Use the Vaccine Connector to find local sites and to register for the community programs. 
  • There are now 17 local vaccination sites for Minnesotans 65 and older, but vaccines are still limited.
  • If you live in Olmsted County, your healthcare provider will contact you about your vaccine if you are eligible.

As we break down the details of the phases and programs, we know that in most cases, if you are green-lighted, you will get more information from your employer to schedule an appointment.  

Mobile app users, click here to view the interactive charts.
 

Who's getting vaccinated? Feb. 25, 2021 | Minnesota Department of Health Who's getting vaccinated? Feb. 25, 2021 | Minnesota Department of Health

Where to get vaccinated

There are several programs that each receive their own allotment of vaccines and schedules. Use the Vaccine Connector to sign up to receive updates or call 833-431-2053. 

  • Minnesota Community Vaccination Program: 
    • For Minnesotans 65 and over, school staff, and child care staff. 
    • Randomly selected and contacted via phone. 
    • The program is not taking more sign ups, but there will be other opportunities to sign up for this program in the future. 
    • Site locations in Rochester, Minneapolis and Duluth. 
  • Hospitals and Clinics:  
    • Mayo Clinic: currently offering vaccinations to empaneled patients over the age of 75. Patients will be contacted directly.
    • Olmsted Medical Center: currently offering vaccinations to patients over the age of 80. Patients will be contacted directly.
    • Community Health Services: currently offering vaccinations to 65+ individuals who are: CHSI and Good Samaritan Clinic patients, uninsured Olmsted County residents, regional agricultural workers with or without insurance. Call clinic for more information.
    • Rochester Clinic: currently offering vaccinations to patients over the age of 65. Patients will be contacted directly.
  • Local Public Health: 
    • Olmsted County Public Health is currently working with employers to vaccinate staff and residents within the Phase 1A categories, E-12 staff with student contact, and childcare providers.
  • Pharmacies: 
    • For Minnesotans 65 and over and long-term care residents and staff. 
    • Walmart, Sam's Club and Walgreens all have locations across the state. 

Find all local vaccine providers here.

How is Minnesota getting the vaccines?

Vaccines are allocated by the CDC weekly on Tuesdays. 

Infographic: Minnesota Vaccine Distribution | Minnesota Department of Health Infographic: Minnesota Vaccine Distribution | Minnesota Department of Health


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