COVID-19 Vaccine

Minnesota is now a national leader in vaccinating children five to 11 years old and administering booster doses to adults.

This week the state also crossed the milestone of getting 80% of adults at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Minnesota is currently ranked sixth in the nation for the percentage of children five to 11 years old who have at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Nearly 20% of all children five to 11 years old have received at least one vaccine dose since that age population became authorized to receive a shot earlier this month.

In just the first 19 days of eligibility, nearly 100,000 Minnesotans five to 11 years old have rolled up their sleeves.

Parents can learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens and find where to get their children vaccinated at

Minnesota also ranks second nationally in percent of fully vaccinated people with booster doses.

Providers across the state have administered more than 881,000 third doses and booster doses, and according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota follows only Vermont in booster administration.

On Friday, Gov. Tim Walz announced that all fully-vaccinated Minnesota adults are now able to get COVID-19 booster shots.

Walz and state health officials are encouraging Minnesotans to get their booster dose as soon as they are due in order to be best protected as life moves indoors for the winter and holiday celebrations.

Minnesota has now vaccinated more than 80% of adults 18 years of age and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 3.48 Million Minnesotans have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

How families can find a shot for their child:

  • Visit to find clinic locations near you.
  • Check with their pediatrician, family medicine clinic, or local pharmacy about appointments.
  • Watch for vaccination clinics being offered at schools or other community locations around Minnesota.

How Minnesotans can get their free shot:

    • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline
    • 1-833-431-2053
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

How Minnesotans can get a COVID-19 test:

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