COVID-19: How many vaccines have SE Minnesota counties administered? See the latest numbers

Andrew Link, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn.
·3 min read

Feb. 21—Updated on weekdays. Data is updated daily here at 11 a.m. unless otherwise specified, but there is a delay between a vaccine being given and when it is reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. This happens because the state must validate and process the data before reporting.

Click here for the latest COVID-19 case numbers.

Who's Getting Vaccinated?

Demand for vaccine far exceeds supply

There continues to be a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota. Despite a modest recent increase in vaccine supply from the federal government, Minnesota still does not have enough to meet demand. We encourage Minnesotans to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead.

We will continue to distribute vaccines using a phased approach and immunize those at highest risk of getting COVID-19, as well as those most at risk of severe disease and complications if they become infected.

Where vaccination will happen

We are building a network of options for Minnesotans so that everyone has access to the vaccine, no matter where they live. Many will be vaccinated through their regular health care provider. For those who do not have a regular health care provider or prefer to go somewhere else, vaccine will be available at locations like pharmacies and community vaccination clinics. More options will become available as we receive more vaccine doses from the federal government.

Who is eligible to get vaccinated now

In Minnesota right now, you are eligible to get vaccinated if you are a:

— Minnesotan age 65 or older

— Health care worker

— Long-term care resident or staff member

— Pre-kindergarten through Adult Basic and Community Education school staff member, or contracted school staff member

— Child care staff member at a licensed and certified child care center or program

How eligible Minnesotans can get vaccinated

Age 65 and older:

— Minnesotans aged 65 and older can find vaccine opportunities by using our Vaccine Locator map or via their regular health care provider.

— Minnesotans age 65 and older who pre-registered for the state Community Vaccination Program (CVP) will be notified by email, text or phone call if they are randomly selected for an appointment at one of the community vaccination clinics in Minneapolis, Duluth and Rochester.

Educators, school staff, and child care workers:

— Educators, school staff, and child care workers will hear from their local public health agency, employer, state-sponsored community vaccination site, or state vaccination partner about when and where they can get vaccinated.

Health care workers:

— Health care workers will be notified by their local public health agency, employer, state-sponsored community vaccination site, or vaccination partner about when and where they can get vaccinated.

— Health care personnel who are self-employed — or who have not yet heard about when and where they can get vaccinated — are encouraged to sign up for the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector. If you completed the Health Care Connection Form, you do not need to re-submit your information. The Minnesota Department of Health will work with health systems and local public health agencies to notify you about when and where you can get vaccinated.

Long-term care residents and staff:

— People working in long-term care facilities will be notified by their employer when they can get vaccinated.

— People living in these facilities will be informed by the staff when vaccination is available to them.

More information about who will be included in the next phases of vaccination will be available in the coming weeks. See COVID-19 Vaccine Phases and Planning for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.