The COVID-19 vaccination is being distributed in phases. Find information and resources about the vaccination process in Minnesota and in the seven-county area including Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Todd and Wadena below.
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Minnesota is currently in the 1A phase of vaccine distribution. Find more information about vaccination phases and the Minnesota vaccine rollout here.
Additional vaccine phases, resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will I know when I can get a COVID-19 vaccination shot?
A: The following Minnesotans are eligible to receive the vaccination:
- Minnesotans aged 65 or older
- Health care workers and people working at health care facilities, first responders who provide direct patient care as part of the EMS system, and primary caregivers for people with complex medical needs or disabilities
- Long-term care residents and staff members at long-term care facilities in Minnesota
- Pre-kindergarten through Adult Basic and Community Education school staff members, or contracted school staff members, at schools in Minnesota
- Child care staff members at licensed and certified child care centers or programs in Minnesota
- People with specific underlying health conditions:
- Sickle cell disease, Down Syndrome, or oxygen-dependent chronic lung or heart conditions, and those who are in active cancer treatment or immunocompromised from organ transplant
- Targeted essential workers
- Food processing plants
- People with rare conditions or disabilities that put them at higher risk
- People age 45 and older with ONE or more underlying medical conditions; or, age 16 and over with TWO or more underlying medical conditions
- People 50+ in multi-generational housing
- Essential frontline workers
- Agricultural, airport staff, additional child care workers not previously eligible, correctional settings, first responders, food production, food retail, food service, judicial system workers, manufacturing, public health workers, public transit, Postal Service workers
For more information on who is getting vaccinated, visit https://bit.ly/2LRXuhq.
Q: Where are vaccine shots being given?
A: Essentia Health — The most efficient way to get notified and scheduled for the vaccine with Essentia Health is through MyChart, the organization stated. Visit https://bit.ly/2LKxVyA for more information.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center — CRMC will announce vaccination clinics as vaccine becomes available. The information will also be available on a recorded message at 218-545-4560. Patients who do not have an email address on file should send a message with the address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHI St. Gabriel’s Health — St. Gabriel’s is contacting its patients who are eligible for vaccine.
Lakewood Health System — Lakewood has started a waitlist for the COVID-19 vaccine for those in the Phase 1b, tiers 2 and 3 priority groups, as designated by the Minnesota Department of Health. To be added to the waitlist, call 218-894-1515. (During clinic hours, choose option No. 2; after hours, stay on the line.)
Riverwood Healthcare Center — Riverwood Healthcare Center will offer Covid-19 vaccinations to cover age or health-specific groups. Riverwood will vaccinate those ages 16 to 17 who are now eligible due to specific health conditions with the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine approved for this age group. For a vaccine appointment with Riverwood Healthcare, call 844-428-1323 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tri-County Health Care — Tri-County Health Care and Wadena Public Health will host a joint vaccine clinic at the Maslowski Research and Wellness Center. The event will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18, to administer collectively 500 Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. Pre-registration is required, and walk-in appointments will not be available. Eligible individuals will receive a registration link from Wadena Public Health, Tri-County Health Care or their employer.
Veterans Administration — All enrolled veterans served by the St. Cloud VA HCS may schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointments by calling 320-252-1670 and selecting option 8. Veterans may also indicate their interest in getting a vaccine by filling out the vaccine interest form at: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed. Vaccine appointments are available at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, or at VA clinics in Alexandria, Brainerd and Montevideo.
GuidePoint Pharmacy — Visit guidepointpharmacyrx.com/covid-vaccine for information on getting vaccinated at GuidePoint Pharmacy.
Walgreen’s Pharmacy — Visit https://bit.ly/3rOEeAx for information on registering for an appointment at Walgreen’s.
Thrifty White Pharmacy — Visit thriftywhite.com/covid19vaccine for information on registering for an appointment at Thrifty White. Anyone needing assistance with the scheduling tool, anyone who finds the tool inaccessible, or anyone without access to a computer or mobile device can contact the local pharmacy by telephone to make a vaccination appointment directly.
Walmart Pharmacy — Visit https://bit.ly/3jM6EZ3 for information on registering for an appointment at Walmart.
Q. Where can I learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, distribution and safety?
A: Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's comprehensive website for more answers to frequent questions.
Q. How do our states compare to others when it comes to vaccine distribution?
A: The best way to know this from day to day is using the CDC's Covid Data Tracker site.