A vaccine for COVID-19 can help protect you and reduce the spread of the disease. Information on the COVID-19 vaccine is quickly changing. Check back on this page often for updates.
All Minnesotans 12 years of age and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.
Individuals are only considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot or two weeks after the second dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine series.
Dakota County Public Health vaccinations
Get a $100 VISA gift card
Any person 18 and older who receives a first dose from Dakota County Public Health after Sept. 16 will receive a $100 VISA pre-loaded gift card. Minnesotans ages 12-17 can receive up to $200 if they get two shots. Learn more about the $200 Visa gift program on the State of Minnesota's
Kids Deserve a Shot webpage.
If you’re interested in getting vaccinated by Dakota County Public Health, click on the button below or call 952-891-7999.
Language interpreters are available at the clinic to assist you or a loved one. We can assist in all languages.
Make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
Things to remember:
- The vaccine is free.
- Second dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are guaranteed.
- Check with on-site staff to confirm what time and place your second shot will be given.
People under 18 years old:
- People ages 12–17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine. Clinics will indicate what vaccine will be used.
- To get vaccinated by Dakota County Public Health, children under age 18 must:
- Come to a COVID-19 clinic with a parent or legal guardian.
- The adult must give consent that the child can be vaccinated.
Hints for scheduling:
- Use Google Chrome for best results.
- Do not use the filter options — scroll down and all appointments will be listed.
- Using a desktop computer works best.
COVID-19 third doses and boosters
Dakota County Public Health is reviewing the most recent booster recommendations that came out on Thursday, Oct. 21. Public Health is putting together a plan for booster clinics and will update this web page the week of Oct. 25. If you're interested in getting a COVID-19 booster sooner, please check with your personal health care provider or your local pharmacy.
For individuals who received a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the groups below are eligible for a booster shot. You should get your booster shot at least 6 months after you completed your first two doses.
If you got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended if you are 18 years or older and were vaccinated at least two months ago.
If you're interested in getting a different type of vaccine for your booster than what you got originally, the CDC has reviewed data and determined that is safe. Available data right now show that all three of the COVID-19 vaccines approved or authorized in the United States continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging.
COVID-19 vaccine records on your phone
Minnesotans can now easily access their vaccine records through their smartphones or other mobile devices by using an app called
Docket. Docket enables residents with a Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) record to securely view and share their vaccine records.
Anyone who wants or needs access to their vaccine records and does not have a smartphone, or does not want to use the app, can still make a request from the state or their health care provider. For more information, visit Find My Immunization Record.
Docket is free and available for download in Apple and Android app stores.
Replacement COVID-19 vaccination cards
Dakota County and the Minnesota Department of Health cannot provide replacement CDC COVID-19 vaccine cards. If you lost your COVID-19 vaccine card, you can request a copy of your immunization record, which includes the same information as the vaccine card, by completing an
immunization record request.
If you need assistance in another language, are unable to complete an online request or are an out-of-state provider, please call the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection Record Request line at 651-201-3980. If you have questions about record requests, please email email@example.com or call 651-201-3980. Questions submitted by email are answered more quickly than questions left by voicemail.
State of Minnesota vaccinations
The State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health are hosting vaccine clinics across the state and vaccinating people 12 years and older based on CDC guidance.
Walk-ins for people under 18 years old are accepted at state community vaccination sites in Bloomington (Mall of America), Saint Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Lino Lakes and Oakdale.
To schedule a vaccine appointment, visit the
Minnesota Vaccine Connector website or call 1-833-431-2053.
The vaccine will be free
The COVID-19 vaccine will be offered at no cost to you. If someone is asking you to pay with a credit card, bank information or cash, it's a scam. The vaccine will be available from many places, like health care providers; vaccine clinics operated by public health departments, community health centers; and at pharmacies.
One shot and two shot vaccines
Make sure you know which COVID-19 vaccine you are getting. There are currently one-shot and two-shot vaccines. For both one shot and two shot vaccines, you will not be considered fully protected until two weeks after your last shot. It is still important to follow safety rules, like wearing a mask and staying 6 feet away from people in public spaces.
- Moderna and Pfizer: These vaccines are two-shot vaccines. Two-shot (or two-dose) vaccines will require you to get one shot originally and a second shot 3 to 4 weeks later. If you get Moderna the first time, you need to get Moderna for the second shot. You cannot mix vaccines. It is very important with two-shot vaccines to get both shots.
- Johnson and Johnson: This is a one-shot vaccine. You do not need to get a second shot.
To remind yourself when to get the second dose, use the
V-safe is an app where you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information.
The vaccine is safe
The first COVID-19 vaccines have been developed by companies in the United States: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. They have been tested and found to both prevent COVID-19 and reduce symptoms for those that get the virus.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be continually studied for side effects and other reporting. If you receive the vaccine, you can help researchers by downloading the v-safe app to report any side effects. For more information on how the vaccines work, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's
Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines page.
Everyone should continue to educate themselves about the COVID-19 vaccine. Below are some additional COVID-19 vaccine resources to consider: