COVID-19 vaccines

Get answers to your questions about vaccines, vaccine safety, and preparing for and getting vaccinated.

Vaccine information

The strongest defense against the delta variant is through vaccination. Visit the City's vaccine website to find answers to your questions about the vaccines and their safety, how to get a vaccination appointment and how to prepare for your vaccine appointment.  

To quickly find a vaccination site near you, text your zip code to "GETVAX" (438829) - or "VACUNA" (822862) for Spanish. You will receive a text with three vaccination locations near you.

Find Vaccine Locations – Minnesota Dept. Of Health
About COVID-19 Vaccine - Minnesota Dept. of Health (
COVID-19 Vaccines for Immunocompromised People | Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Additional Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals | FDA

Booster shots

Certain people are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. CDC's recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. 

For individuals who received a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series: 

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

For those who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago. 

Learn more about booster shots from the CDC

Free COVID-19 vaccine events

Vaccination continues to be one of the most important ways for you to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.  We invite you to get free vaccinations in the city.

Upcoming vaccination clinics

A Mother's Love
Location: Northside Community Center, 701 W Broadway
Date: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Vaccine Available: COVID, Mpox

Community Connections Conference
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Lower level Hall A
Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Vaccine Available: COVID (Pfizer, bivalent) 12+

The Family Partnership Health Fair
Location: 1527 East Lake St
Date: Tuesday, June 13
Time: 12 – 4 p.m.
Vaccine Available: COVID (Pfizer, bivalent) 12+

Lutheran Social Srvice's PAERG Annual Juneteenth Event
Location: Lutheran Social Services, 2400 Park Ave S
Date: Thursday, June 15
Time: 12 - 5 p.m.
Vaccine Available: COVID (Pfizer, bivalent) 12+, Mpox 

A Mother’s Love Clinic
Location: Northside Community Center, 701 W Broadway Ave
Date: Tuesday, June 27
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Vaccine Available: COVID (Pfizer, bivalent) 12+, Mpox 


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Vaccination is protection

Batala McFarlane with Insight shares valuable information about the COVID-19 vaccine and why it's important to get vaccinated to protect our loved ones and our community.

Watch in many languages

Our COVID-19 website

Know what to expect when getting a vaccine, find out where to get vaccinated and learn how vaccines were developed and approved.

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