The COVID-19 vaccination is being distributed in phases, based on criteria determined by individual states. Find information and resources about the vaccination process in Minnesota below.


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Minnesota COVID-19 vaccination rates and progress

Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine availability and location info

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Vaccine eligibility is open to all Minnesotans regardless of conditions or age. The Pfizer vaccine is available for people 16 years old and above; the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for people 18 years old and above. Find more information about vaccination phases and the Minnesota vaccine rollout here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will I know when I can get a COVID-19 vaccination shot?

A: If you live in Wadena County, you can call Public Health to be placed on a waiting list at 218-631-7629. Public Health would then contact you when an appointment is available for receiving the vaccine.

All interested individuals can be added to Tri-County Health Care's waiting list by calling 218-631-5205. You can also sign up for email updates on their website. Lakewood Health System has a waiting list; you can call 218-894-1515 and choose option 2 or register online on their website.

Q: Where are vaccine shots being given?

A: Local hospitals, pharmacies and Public Health departments are administering the vaccines to people who sign up for appointments.

All Minnesotans over 16 years old are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Thrifty White Pharmacy is accepting appointments for people 16+ on their website. Please do not call your local pharmacy. Bring your insurance card and a mask. Appointments MUST be scheduled online via Thrifty White website. If no time slots are available, you may join their waitlist and be notified as they open. Please do not call the pharmacy, as they cannot schedule appointments.

Walmart in Wadena is also listed as a site for vaccinations for those 16+. Find out more at to schedule an appointment. You must have an appointment.

Q. Where can I learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, distribution and safety?

A: Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's comprehensive website for more answers to frequent questions.

Q. How do our states compare to others when it comes to vaccine distribution?

A: The best way to know this from day to day is using the CDC's Covid Data Tracker site.