The University of Minnesota receives its allotment of vaccinations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the state of Minnesota. That allotment is currently limited in number and varies week to week. The U of M Vaccine Team will continue to prioritize, like the state, those in our campus community who are most at risk of getting COVID-19, or those who could develop severe illness if infected. To express your interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine through the University, please submit this form.
While Governor Walz announced that starting March 30 any Minnesota resident who is 16 and older can seek out vaccination opportunities in the state of Minnesota, vaccines may not be immediately available everywhere in the state for some time. Students, staff or faculty 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.
While vaccine allocation to the University varies week-to-week (i.e., limited to none), the state of Minnesota has multiple programs aimed at connecting Minnesotans with the vaccine. The state’s Vaccine Connector will help people find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. To share your interest with the state of Minnesota, sign up here. You may also connect with your primary care provider, as well as local pharmacies and public health departments, about clinics and vaccine availability at area facilities.
The University expects its allotments to be none or limited in number in the near future. Additionally, be sure to read the University’s COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ and learn more about vaccine eligibility groups as defined by MDH.
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 April 19)
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.
The University of Minnesota will host two first-dose clinics this week. Individual clinic invitations will be sent via email from the U of M Vaccine Team. Important note: The on-campus clinic has the staffing capacity to provide 1,500 first dose and 1,500 second dose vaccinations each week. Those who have flexible schedules, easy access to online systems, and transportation are asked to schedule appointments at an off-campus location.
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; and
- students from communities and populations impacted by health disparities and/or disproportionately impacted by COVID, consistent with state-level vaccine equity guidelines.
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].