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Minnesota vaccine eligibility now includes people aged 16+, March 30

Governor Tim Walz announced that Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine eligibility now includes all people aged 16 years and older starting on March 30, 2021.

Vaccine eligibility updates and clarifications

While this allows for all Minnesotans aged 16 and over to be eligible for the vaccine, it does not mean they are first in line. Those with highest risk for severe COVID-19 disease will continued to be prioritized by health systems. People, while eligible, may still need to wait to receive their vaccine.

It’s important to note: Children’s Minnesota will contact our patients and families with vaccine information – patients should not call for an appointment.

Vaccine availability

While people aged 16 and over are now eligible, it does not mean there will be enough vaccine supply to meet the demand right away. We understand people over the age of 16 may be confused and disappointed as they may not be able to get the vaccine immediately after the announcement by Gov. Walz.

What is Children’s Minnesota doing?

Children’s Minnesota continues to call in our highest-risk patients for the COVID-19 vaccine by contacting them directly. We do not have adequate supply of the vaccine to be given out at our clinics at this time, but are planning to in the future when the supply improves.

Please continue to check our website (childrensMN.org) for updates. We ask that you do not call for an appointment. We will notify parents when it is time for them to bring their child in for vaccination. Thank you for your patience.

Alexandra Rothstein