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Posted on: January 19, 2021

UPDATE: Vaccination Information

Vaccine Updates

The City of Arden Hills will post information about the COVID-19 vaccine on our COVID-19 Vaccine Info web page.
News about the vaccine changes often, so check our page frequently to stay informed.


State Rolls out Vaccine Timeline for Next Phases

March 5, 2021—Minnesota is continuing to 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. The vaccine is currently available to adults aged 65+, health care workers, educators, and childcare staff.

Vaccine Distribution Phases

Once 70% of the state’s seniors receive the vaccine, Minnesota will expand eligibility based on underlying health conditions, age and workplace exposure risk. The state’s timeline estimates that every Minnesotan who wants a shot will be able to get one by this summer. The Biden-Harris administration is now estimating there will be enough vaccine developed for all adults by the end of May, but it will take time beyond that for all who want it to get vaccinated.

Visit Who’s Getting Vaccinated for the state of Minnesota’s detailed timeline with lists of high-risk medical conditions, underlying medical conditions and essential workers.

Sign up to be notified when you become eligible to get the vaccine.

 Important points to keep in mind

  • While supply remains limited, Ramsey County is following federal and state guidelines to distribute the vaccine in phases to have the greatest impact and prevent further spread to those most at-risk.
  • Eventually, there will be enough vaccine for everyone.
  • The vaccine will be free.
  • No one will be required to get the vaccine by the government or public health.

Ramsey County’s Vaccine Information web page

COVID-19 Vaccinations by Week

Vaccine Timeline Chart


High-Risk Residents and Frontline Workers Are Next in Line for the Vaccine

February 25, 2021—Governor Tim Walz announced today that Minnesota will vaccinate at least 70% of Minnesotans age 65 years and older before expanding eligibility to other groups, and aims to reach this goal by the end of March.

Once 70% of the state’s seniors have received the vaccine, Minnesota will expand eligibility based on underlying health conditions and workplace exposure risk. Minnesota will move forward with phases of vaccine eligibility based on science, medical evidence, and federal guidance.

Visit the state’s Who’s Getting Vaccinated page to learn more about the phases and when you will become eligible.

As vaccine supply increases, it will become easier to get a shot. Until then, it’s important to take preventive steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others, wash your hands, and get a COVID-19 test if you need one. When it’s your turn, get your vaccine. After you’ve had your shot, continue following these safe practices to protect your neighbors while they wait for their vaccine.

Vaccine Timeline

Online Tool Facilitates COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

February 18, 2021—Minnesotans can now sign up to get notified when they are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine Connector will send an alert as to when, where, and how to get the vaccine once you submit a form. This tool is for all Minnesotans not yet vaccinated; whether you are eligible now or not, the Vaccine Connector will contact you when it’s your time for vaccination. 

You don’t need to sign up with the Vaccine Connector if you have already received your COVID-19 vaccine, if you previously resisted with the vaccine pilot program, or if you completed the Minnesota COVID-19 Education and Child Care survey. These people are already on the Vaccine Connector list and do not need to resubmit their information. 

Sign up at or call 833-431-2053 to sign up over the phone. Information is available in many languages, and there is a translation hotline as well. 

Vaccine Connector


Seniors Can Get Vaccinated through Their Local Providers; Statewide Vaccine Locater Map Launches

February 1, 2021—More than 35,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine at over 100 hospitals, clinics, and through their healthcare providers starting this week, Governor Tim Walz announced today. 

The state also launched an online vaccine locator map to assist seniors in finding vaccination opportunities in communities near where they live. Seniors are the current focus for the mapping tool, but all Minnesotans will be able to use the locator once eligibility to the vaccine is expanded. 

Two large-scale, permanent community vaccination sites will open this week in Minneapolis and Duluth. A third location in southern Minnesota will launch next week and potential additional locations may launch in the near future. At this time, these sites will all serve Minnesotans aged 65 and older; the Minneapolis location will also serve E-12 educators and staff, and childcare professionals.

How COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Made

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine


Vaccinations Now Available to Minnesotans 65 and Older, Teachers, and Child Care Workers

January 19, 2021—A new pilot program launched by the State of Minnesota for COVID-19 vaccine distribution aims to increase the number of Minnesotans receiving the vaccine. The program is described as the foundation of what will eventually become vaccine clinics capable of serving a much wider swath of the public. For the time being, however, only a limited number of doses will be made available through appointment only for eligible groups, including adults 65 years old and older, teachers (pre-K through 12th grade), school staff, and child care workers.

Educators and child care providers, with few exceptions, will work directly with their employers to receive instructions on how to secure a vaccination appointment and should not try to schedule an appointment unless their employer has contacted them with information about their appointment.

Scheduling will be available at starting today, Tuesday, January 19 at noon for appointments that will start Thursday, January 21. 

The nine Minnesota vaccine sites are located in Anoka, Brooklyn Center, Fergus Falls, Marshall, Mountain Iron, North Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud, and Thief River Falls. Appointments at these for sites will be made available every Tuesday at noon. Those who cannot immediately make an appointment may be able to sign up for a waitlist.

Online registration (preferred method):
Phone: 612-426-7230 or toll free, 833-431-2053
* Vaccines are distributed at the sites by appointment only: no walk-ins will be accepted.

For site locations and registration information, visit the Find My Vaccine page on the site.


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