Minnesota launches vaccine connector tool

MINNESOTA - Gov. Tim Walz announced on Thursday the launch of the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a tool that helps all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

After you fill out a form online, the Connector will alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine, connect you to resources to schedule an appointment and notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area.

According to the release, Minnesotans who have not yet been vaccinated are encouraged to sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, regardless of their current vaccine eligibility status. There will be no cost and no restricted time period for signing up.

Minnesotans will provide basic information to sign up for the Vaccine Connector such as contact information, demographic data, medical history, and employment to determine their eligibility based on state guidelines.

Minnesotans will still make appointments directly through a registered vaccinator, but the connector is an easy way for Minnesotans to stay apprised of their eligibility and find opportunities to get a shot.

According to the website, it’s important to note that if you are eligible to get vaccinated right now, you do not have to wait for information from the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector before you get your shot. If your health care provider or employer contacts you about making an appointment, or if you have another opportunity to get vaccinated, you can and should do that.

The Vaccine Connector can be found at https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/

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