The state of Minnesota has launched a new tool that will inform you when are eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine. The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will:
- alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine;
- connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment; and
- notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area
Click here to register with the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector.
By filling out the form, you are signing up to stay updated on vaccine opportunities in your area when they become available. You are also signing up for an opportunity to be randomly selected to make an appointment at one of Minnesota’s no-cost community vaccination clinics as those opportunities may become available to frontline essential workers. Some frontline essential workers may have other vaccine opportunities become available through their employer which could be communicated separately from the Vaccine Connector.
Who should use the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector?
All Minnesotans who have not yet been vaccinated should use the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to stay updated on eligibility and connect to vaccine opportunities in their local communities. If you registered to be randomly selected to receive a vaccine through either the COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program or the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program, you do not need to re-submit your information.
Who can get vaccinated now?
Demand for vaccine far exceeds supply, and we encourage Minnesotans to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead.
In Minnesota right now, you are eligible to get vaccinated if you are a:
• Minnesotan age 65 or older
• Health care worker
• Long-term care resident or staff member
• Pre-kindergarten through Adult Basic and Community Education school staff member, or contracted school staff member
• Child care staff member at a licensed and certified child care center or program
What happens after I fill out the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector form?
As more vaccine becomes available, the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector will send you updates about your COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota. Frontline essential workers may hear from their local public health agency, employer, state-sponsored community vaccination site, or state vaccination partner about when and where they can get vaccinated. Workers who are immediately eligible can expect to receive information soon.
It’s important to note that if you are eligible to get vaccinated right now, you do not have to wait for information from the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector before you get your shot. If your health care provider contacts you about making an appointment, or if you have another opportunity to get vaccinated, you can and should do that. Minnesotans age 65 and older can find additional vaccine opportunities by using the Vaccine Locator map, or by contacting their regular health care provider directly.
In the months ahead as vaccine supply increases, the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector will make it easier than ever to get a shot. Before and after you are vaccinated, it’s important to continue to take simple steps to slow the spread of illness by wearing a mask, staying 6 feet away from others, washing your hands, and staying home whenever possible.
For more information, please visit https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/.