Vaccine tracker is launched

Looking for a 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. Filling out a simple online form means finding out to sign up for an appointment, and what the timeline and resources for vaccines are.

Who should sign up for the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector? It is for all Minnesotans who have not yet been vaccinated. It notifies those who sign up when their turn for a vaccine is coming up.

Persons who have had vaccines don’t need to sign up. Nor should anyone who is already registered for the COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program or the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program. Anyone who has completed the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Child Care survey is also already on the Vaccine Connector list, as are people who submitted the Health Care Connection Form. The Minnesota Department of Health will work with health systems and local public health agencies to notify these people about when and where they can get vaccinated.

Currently Minnesotans age 65 or older are eligible for vaccines. So are health care workers, and long-term care residents or staff members. Pre-kindergarten through Adult Basic and Community Education school staff member, or contracted school staff member can get vaccinated now, as can childcare staff members at licensed and certified childcare centers or programs.

Demand for vaccine far exceeds supply, and state officials encourage Minnesotans to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead. Minnesota is continuing to distribute vaccines using a phased approach to immunize for impact by focusing on populations with heightened risk of getting COVID-19, as well as those at significant risk of severe illness and complications if they become infected.

Those who sign up for the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector will get information about when, where, and how to can get the vaccine. Learn more at https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/index.jsp