Free vaccinations offered at state fairgrounds

A mass vaccination site is now in operation at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and is expected to receive 168,000 doses over eight weeks. The site will administer a combination of Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson doses, which will result in over 100,000 total people being vaccinated during the eight-week period. The doses administered at the Fairgrounds will be in addition to Minnesota’s regular statewide vaccine allocations.

Minnesotans living in the zip codes near the Fairgrounds with the highest scores on the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index will be eligible for appointments at this site. Up to 1,000 doses per day will also be taken offsite to community-based clinics in high Social Vulnerability Index areas.

Vaccinations will begin at the Fairgrounds April 14 and will serve Minnesotans living in the highest Social Vulnerability Index zip codes near the Fairgrounds. Appointments will be available to Minnesotans 16 years of age and older who live in the following zip codes: 55101, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55106, 55107, 55109, 55113, 55117, 55118, 55119, 55122, 55124, 55126, 55127, 55128, 55130, 55144, 55146, 55155, 55303, 55304, 55306, 55337, 55343, 55344, 55369, 55404, 55405, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55414, 55415, 55418, 55420, 55421, 55422, 55423, 55425, 55426, 55427, 55428, 55429, 55430, 55432, 55433, 55443, 55444, 55445, 55448, 55454, 55455, 55467.

The site will be by appointment only. Minnesotans living in the zip codes listed above can sign up for the Vaccine Connector to be selected for an appointment. Minnesotans can call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 for language assistance and any questions about signing up for the Connector. More information on directly booking appointments through a call center will be shared next week.

There will be no cost and Minnesotans will not need to provide an ID or medical insurance to be vaccinated.

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