Minnesotans 16-over can now get COVID-19 vaccine
On March 26, Gov. Tim Walz made the announcement that all Minnesotans age 16 and over can get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 30.
Not everyone will be immediately able to make an appointment. Vaccine shipments from the federal government will continue increasing over the coming weeks, Walz's office announced, but for now demand will still exceed supply.
Providers have been directed to prioritize vaccine appointments for older Minnesotans, those with underlying health conditions and those in frontline jobs. Other eligible Minnesotans may then fill appointments if vaccine is available and higher-priority groups are not in line.
How do I sign up to get a vaccine?
Minnesotans who have not received a vaccine should sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to get updates on vaccine opportunities and be entered into the random selection process for the state’s Community Vaccination Program sites, like the site at St. Cloud's River's Edge Convention Center.
Minnesotans can also contact their healthcare provider, local pharmacy or use the Vaccine Locator Map to search for vaccine providers in their area.
For more information about the Community Vaccination Program, visit mn.gov/findmyvaccine, or call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The final eligibility expansion comes as the federal government has promised an increased supply of vaccine by April, according to Gov. Tim Walz's office.
Where can I get the vaccine locally?
These locations in our area are currently administering the vaccine. Call for times and dates:
Avera Marshall - 300 S. Bruce St. - 507-532-9661
Marshall YMCA - 200 S. A Street - 507-532-9622
Walmart (Marshall) - 1221 E. Main St. - 507-532-9383
Thrifty White (Marshall) - 321 W. Main St. - 507-532-5764
Hy-Vee (Marshall) - 900 E. Main St. - 507-532-2556
Guidepoint Pharmacy (Marshall) - 600 Sherman Ave. - 507-401-8482
Sanford Canby Clinic - 112 St. Olaf Ave. - 507-223-7227