Vaccines are Now Available to Students Ages 12 and Up

Beginning May 14, Minnesotans age 12- through 17-years-old can get vaccinated at state sites that have the Pfizer vaccine available: Bloomington (Mall of America), St. Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Lino Lakes, and Oakdale. 

We strongly encourage all students ages 12 and up to get the Pfizer vaccine as soon as possible. Getting our students vaccinated will help keep us on track for a school experience that resembles what we are used to and will help protect those who are not yet able to be vaccinated, like younger siblings.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in adolescents. Adolescents, like adults, may have some side effects after vaccination, which are normal signs that their body is building protection. If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine or any other vaccines your child may need, talk to your child’s health care provider.

How Minnesotans Can Get Their Shot at No Cost:

  • Vaccine Connector: Sign up directly for an appointment at one of the state Community Vaccination Program locations at VaccineConnector.mn.gov. 
    • Walk-ins for Minnesotans ages 12+ will be accepted at state community vaccination sites administering Pfizer vaccines in Bloomington (Mall of America), Saint Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Lino Lakes and Oakdale. 
    • Walk-ins and appointments for Minnesotans 18+ are accepted at all sites.
  • Vaccine Locator Map: Use the Vaccine Locator Map to search for providers who are offering COVID-19 vaccine to Minnesotans ages 12 and older.
  • Vaccine Finder: You can also find COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Vaccines.gov, which allows you to filter by vaccine manufacturer and search for only Pfizer vaccine appointments.
  • Health Care Provider: You can also contact your child’s primary health care provider, local public health department, or a local pharmacy.