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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Please note: Minnesota’s $100 vaccination reward program ended on August 22 and is no longer accepting submissions. Previously requested vaccination rewards are being processed. More information here


Hennepin County $50 Incentive While Supplies Last

Receive a $50 Visa gift card when you get any dose of your COVID-19 vaccine through select vaccination events in Hennepin County. You're eligible whether it's your first or your second dose. If you get both vaccine doses at Hennepin County vaccination events offering this incentive, you will receive two $50 Visa gift cards. That's up $100!

You'll receive your gift card at the time of your vaccination. Events offering this incentive are currently scheduled now through September 30, as supply allows.

Call 612-348-8900 for help in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong.

Llame al 612-348-8900 para obtener ayuda en inglés, español, somalí y hmong 

Ka wac 612-348-8900  wixii caawimaad afafka English, Spanish, Somali iyo Hmong ah. 

Hu rau ntawm 612-348-8900 Hais ua lus English, Spanish, Somali, thiab Hmoob.


CDC Recommends All People Age 12+ Get Vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people 12 years of age and older, including pregnant people, get vaccinated against COVID-19. Please confirm vaccination locations and availability and make appointments through the provider's website rather than by phone whenever possible. If you are not connected with a health care provider, sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to get updates on vaccine opportunities near you.

Everyone, whether you have been vaccinated or not, still needs to wash your hands a lot and stay home if you are sick. If you are not vaccinated, you should also continue to wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet away from others. For more information about the vaccine, see our About COVID-19 Vaccines page. 

Additional up-to-date information about COVID-19, the vaccines, and more can be found at Minnesota Dept. of Health.


Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color

Watch this "Coronavirus in Context" conversation between Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, and Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey, the Executive Director of the COSHAR Healthy Communities Foundation, as they discuss vaccine hesitancy in communities of color and the importance of communities of color getting vaccinated.


The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector

On February 18, Minnesota launched the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a new tool that will help all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their shot. 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 can sign up online or call 833-431-2053 for assistance signing up over the phone. Translation is available by phone in all languages. Minnesotans can call the translation hotline at 833-431-2053 for assistance signing up over the phone. 

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. The State of Minnesota is committed to the equitable distribution of safe and effective vaccines for protection against COVID-19. The Vaccine Connector sign up form includes questions about gender identity, sexual orientation, race, cultural identification, and disabilities to help the state track and measure equity and fairness throughout the vaccine distribution process. These questions do have the option to select “prefer not to answer” or “none of the above,” and selecting these answers will not prevent you from signing up for the Vaccine Connector.


Additional Resources

  • A helpful, downloadable flyer with more information from the Minnesota Dept. of Health about the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector.

  • The Governor has launched a public dashboard to help keep Minnesotans informed of important COVID-19 statistics. This includes cases by county, by gender, and by race.

  • COVID-19 has impacted the mental health and well-being of people across the United States. Allina Health and Hennepin County Public Health partnered in 2020 to promote mental well-being with Change to Chill (CTC). Find CTC resources for parents, teens, and more, including resources for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ youth.

  • A helpful, downloadable flyer with more information from the Minnesota Dept. of Health about getting vaccinated and what to expect after being vaccinated.

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