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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will I know when I can get a COVID-19 vaccination shot?

A: Minnesota is currently in Phase 1a. Under direction from the Minnesota Department of Health, during Phase1a, vaccinators are vaccinating health care personnel and long-term care residents. While Phase 1a is being completed, the Minnesota Department of Health is also permitting vaccination of individuals ages 65 and older, along with educators and child care workers as vaccine is available.

Minnesota has not yet announced the Phase 1b priorities.

For more information on who is getting vaccinated, visit

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 for more information.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center — CRMC will contact its patients age 65 and older via email with information on how they can make an appointment for a vaccination. 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

CHI St. Gabriel’s Health — St. Gabriel’s is contacting its patients who are eligible for vaccine.

Lakewood Health System — Anyone within the 65+ group should call 218-894-1515 and choose option No. 2 to talk with a team member about getting on the waitlist. The waitlist is prioritized by age, starting with those 75 and up.

Riverwood Healthcare Center — Riverwood will call its patients 65 or older to schedule appointments as they get vaccine supply in the weeks ahead. They are not maintaining a waiting list.

Tri-County Health Care — Tri-County Health Care currently does not have a registration or waitlist and is asking its patients to refrain from calling.

Crow Wing County Public Health — The county is distributing its doses to emergency medical services providers, adult foster care settings and others in the Priority 1A group. It is also collecting registration information about homebound senior citizens who are unable to travel to primary care providers or have difficulty in getting to a medical provider. To register online, visit and click on “Register Now.” To register by phone, call 218-824-1289.

GuidePoint Pharmacy — Visit for information on getting vaccinated at GuidePoint Pharmacy.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy — Visit for information on registering for an appointment at Walgreen’s.

Thrifty White Pharmacy — Visit 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 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.