COVID-19 vaccination site coming to the Mall of America

COVID-19 vaccination site coming to the Mall of America

WDIO
Updated: February 24, 2021 06:27 PM
Created: February 24, 2021 04:17 PM

This week, the Mall of America will join sites in Duluth, Minneapolis and Rochester in offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

Governor Tim Walz announced the launch of the new community vaccination site at the Mall of America on Wednesday.

“More vaccine is still needed, but we will be ready when the federal government ramps up to meet the demand,” Governor Walz said. “Just as Minnesota remains a leader in testing, so too are we setting the tone in community vaccination. We will continue to expand access until every Minnesotan has the opportunity to receive the vaccine, regardless of where they live.”

Those who would like to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Mall of America can do so through the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, or by calling 833-431-2053.

Currently, the state of Minnesota is working to vaccinate the following populations:

  • 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

According to the Governor's office, staff in education and child care settings will be contacted directly if selected to sign up for vaccine appointments.

In its first week, the Governor's office said the Mall of America will serve approximately 8,190 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 educators, school staff, and child care workers.

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