Understanding COVID-19 vaccine criteria
We are only vaccinating healthcare workers and individuals 70 years of age and older at this time
Please note: We currently do not have COVID-19 vaccine appointments available.
Most vaccine appointments for the Twin Cities metro area are released each Tuesday morning around 8 a.m. This when appointment availability is best. There may be additional appointments released throughout the week as some appointments are rescheduled or canceled and we receive additional vaccine.
Because there are very few doses of vaccine available at this time, COVID-19 vaccination will take a phased approach, per the guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Phase 1a, which has started, includes people working in healthcare settings who are at the highest risk for COVID-19 exposure and residents of long-term care facilities who have suffered serious disease outcomes, including death. These groups do not have the option of remaining home and separating themselves from others, Currently, we are only vaccinating healthcare workers or individuals 70 years of age or older. You will be asked to show identification including a driver's license or other government issued ID or proof of employment at the time of your vaccination, whichever is applicable. If you cannot show identification or proof of employment, you will not be vaccinated.
In the coming weeks, we will be vaccinating other age groups, in accordance with guidance from state and federal partners.
People who do not meet these criteria do not need to get on a waiting list or make an appointment at this time. Updates will be provided online, on social media, and directly to our patients via email when we are able to start vaccinating more people and we will provide more information at that time for how eligible people can get vaccinated. Moving from one phase to another will depend on vaccine supply and how many people are getting vaccinated, so it is hard to estimate when one phase will end and another will begin.
We appreciate your patience as we work tirelessly to vaccinate as many people as we can ask quickly, safely and efficiently as possible.
If you do not currently meet M Health Fairview’s vaccine eligibility criteria, you can visit the state of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program website on other locations that may be offering vaccines that you may be eligible to receive.
PLEASE CONFIRM YOU HAVE READ M HEALTH FAIRVIEW’S CURRENT VACCINE CRITERIA.