Weekly student vaccinations more than doubled since ‘Vax to School’ launch
Student COVID-19 vaccinations have been on the rise since the state launched the ‘Vax to School’ campaign last month. Two weeks into the campaign, more than 20,000 12-17-year-olds across the state have now received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and are on their way to being fully vaccinated by the beginning of the school year.
The weekly number of first doses administered to 12-15-year-old and 16-17-year-old students is up 107% and 112% respectively since the campaign began.
More than 15,000 12-15-year-olds and nearly 5,000 16-17-year-olds have gotten their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since July 28. There are more than 140 school-based vaccination events being held across the state at K-12, district and charter schools, and college campuses this summer.
Students who get vaccinated through Sunday, Aug. 15 are also eligible for a $100 Visa Gift card. Reward requests must be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on mn.gov/covid19/100/ by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Vaccine information will be subject to verification by MDH.
As the school year approaches, the campaign will continue to work to get more students vaccinated. Today, MDH released a series of ‘Vax to School’ campaign videos, featuring messages from Minnesota Teacher of the Year alumni, students, and MDH Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann calling for students to get vaccinated before the beginning of the school year.
- Vax to school – Teachers
- Vax to school – Students
- Vax to school – MDH Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann
The health and safety of community members are our highest priority. At this time, Jordan is conducting operations remotely to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Please see information on resources, services, and supports.
The locations listed below are administering doses to people 65 and older. Not all providers are offering appointments to people in all priority groups. People can contact providers to confirm vaccination location and hours, that they have vaccine doses and appointments available, and that you are eligible for vaccination at that site. All vaccinations are by appointment only, and each provider manages its own schedules and appointments.
North Memorial Health
651 Nicollet Avenue Suite 277
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
1301 North 10th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411
NorthPoint Health & Wellness
1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Updated: August 16, 2021
Content Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention