A vaccine for COVID-19 can help protect you and reduce the spread of the disease.
All Minnesotans 6 months of age and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.
Dakota County Public Health vaccinations
Dakota County Public Health clinics
Dakota County Public Health offers free COVID-19 vaccines, including the COVID-19 bivalent booster. You do not need to get your COVID-19 booster at the same location that you got your first COVID-19 vaccines.
Make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
$100 Visa gift cards
Dakota County Public Health is offering $100 Visa gift cards to all people ages 6 months and older that receive their first COVID-19 shot at a county clinic site (while supplies last).
Additional vaccination clinics
For questions related to finding COVID-19 vaccination clinics, call the Minnesota Department of Health's COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-431-2053. The state's hotline is available weekdays (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and on Saturdays (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
The CDC and FDA have approved boosters for everyone who is 5 years or older. At this time, the new COVID-19 bivalent booster is only available to people 12 years or older. You do not need to get your booster shot at the same place you got your first COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccine recommendations and the number of doses you are recommended to get are different depending on your age, the vaccine you first received, and whether you have certain health conditions that weaken your immune system.
To have the best protection against COVID-19, you should make sure you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines. For more information, visit CDC: Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines.
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 can provide replacement CDC COVID-19 vaccine cards. If you lost your COVID-19 vaccine card, please call 952-891-7834.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-201-3980. Questions submitted by email are answered more quickly than questions left by voicemail.
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: