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Children’s Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health team up on COVID-19 vaccine clinics for kids and families

Clinic locations targeted to increase the COVID-19 vaccination rate among children ages 5 -11

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (May 11, 2022) – Children’s Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are joining together to vaccinate children ages 5 and older against COVID-19. From May 10 through June 30, MDH is sponsoring COVID-19 vaccine clinics at several Children’s Minnesota primary care locations. The effort is part of the Minnesota Community Vaccination Program which brings easy, free and safe vaccine opportunities to familiar community settings.

In addition to children 5 and older, the COVID-19 vaccine or booster will also be available to the parents or caregivers of children. MDH is also prepared to vaccinate children younger than 5 once a COVID-19 vaccine for that age group is approved.

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“These clinics are a great opportunity for families to get their kids protected against COVID-19 before their summer trips or gatherings with family and friends. As the kid experts, we know that getting kids vaccinated against COVID-19 is the one of the easiest ways to make sure they have a safe and fun summer,” said Dr. Gigi Chawla, vice president, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota. “MDH has been a valuable partner throughout the pandemic and we’re excited to be joining together to get more kids and families vaccinated.”

“Partnerships have been so important at every stage of the COVID-19 response, and we appreciate this opportunity to partner with Children’s Minnesota,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm. “It is important to make it as easy as possible for parents and caregivers to access the tools they need to protect their children and their families from COVID-19, and getting vaccinated is the single most valuable tool in the toolkit.”

MDH will be providing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to kids ages 5 and older at the following Children’s Minnesota primary care clinics: West St. Paul, Brooklyn Park, St. Paul and Minneapolis. The clinics will take place at the following dates and times:

  • West St. Paul – Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Brooklyn Park – Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Minneapolis – rotating Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • St. Paul – rotating Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The locations of the clinics are based on zip code data that indicated a higher vaccination rate among adults, but lower vaccination rates among children ages 5-11.

Language interpreters and American Sign Language (ASL) will be available onsite.

Families can schedule an appointment at Walk-ins are welcome.

About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids ExpertsTM in our region, Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.

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