The University of Minnesota receives its allotment of vaccinations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the state of Minnesota. While that allotment varies week to week (i.e., limited to none), the University anticipates eligibility for the next first-dose clinic will be open to all individuals in the University community, as well as Minnesotans who are not a part of the University system.
Students, staff, faculty and community members do not need to be a resident of Minnesota or a U.S. citizen to be vaccinated in Minnesota. Vaccination resources through the state and MDH are provided below. Additionally, be sure to read the University’s COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ.
The Minnesota Department of Health has opened eligibility to the general public at all of its nine community vaccination sites across the state. To schedule an appointment at the site closest to you, please visit the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program webpage.
If you are vaccinated and have questions about public health and quarantine guidelines, please review the information here.
Current status on the Twin Cities campus (Updated May 4)
The U of M Vaccine Team continues to work with state and local public health partners as part of Minnesota’s network of vaccination sites (healthcare, public health, pharmacy, state and federal sites). Most members of the U of M community will receive vaccinations at one of the many off-campus locations across the state. The on-campus clinic will continue to reach those in priority risk groups as directed by state officials and those members of our community who may experience barriers in accessing off campus sites. The on-campus clinic is also available to people not affiliated with the University of Minnesota, referred to us by local public health partners, consistent with state equity principles for vaccine distribution.
To date, clinics have been and continue to be held for people who are:
- healthcare and long term care personnel;
- those staffing current COVID-19 testing clinics, state-level testing labs, local level testing labs, and current/future COVID-19 vaccine clinics;
- SARS-CoV-2 researchers handling hazardous materials;
- health sciences students currently doing direct patient care in hospitals, urgent care clinics, or long-term care facilities who do not have access to the vaccine through their clinical site;
- 65 years of age and older;
- educators and staff working in early education through 12th grade settings (including learners), as well as those working in daycare settings;
- those with health conditions that place them at greater risk for severe illness or death;
- those working in grocery, housing, and dining on campus; transit workers;
- student workers and other employees working on campus daily in frontline public-facing roles;
- instructors teaching face-to-face this semester;
- students living in residence halls and University apartments;
- student and staff volunteers supporting in-person commencement activities;
- students from communities and populations impacted by health disparities and/or disproportionately impacted by COVID, consistent with state-level vaccine equity guidelines; and
- student athletes and athletic program personnel.
Additional information regarding vaccinations can be reviewed at the following locations:
- Boynton Health
- Minneapolis Health Department Vaccine Hub
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
While vaccination planning continues at the University, please reach out to [email protected] if you have questions. If you have specific questions about vaccine availability, eligibility, or clinical needs, please contact [email protected].