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Mall of America COVID community vaccination site opening this week

This is the state's fourth community vaccination site.

The Mall of America is the state's latest COVID-19 community vaccination site, which is set to open this week. 

Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced the new large-scale, semi-permanent site in Bloomington, marking the fourth community vaccination site the state has opened as part of its COVID-19 community vaccination program. The others are in Duluth, Minneapolis and Rochester. 

“We’re continuing to build a reliable network of options for Minnesotans to access the vaccine,” Gov. Walz said in a statement. “In addition to helping all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their vaccine through the Vaccine Connector, the site at the Mall of America expands the network to give more Minnesotans access to shots in their communities.”

To start, the Mall of America site will vaccinate about 8,190 educators, school staff and child care workers in the first week, the state says. Educators and child care workers will be contacted directly if they're selected to sign up for a vaccine appointment at the megamall. 

“More vaccine is still needed, but we will be ready when the federal government ramps up to meet the demand,” Walz said. “Just as Minnesota remains a leader in testing, so too are we setting the tone in community vaccination. We will continue to expand access until every Minnesotan has the opportunity to receive the vaccine, regardless of where they live.”

As of Feb. 19, more than 1 million vaccine doses have been administered in the State of Minnesota, including more than 94,000 doses through the state's community vaccination program since Jan. 21. 

The state notes Minnesotans should expect to get their vaccine through local health care providers once the federal government increases the vaccine supply to meet demand. 

At 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Gov. Walz is expected to share the next group of people who will be prioritized to get the vaccine, which should happen once 70% of Minnesotans age 65 and older are vaccinated, which is expected to be by the end of March.

To find out when and where you can get the vaccine, you can sign up for the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector here or by calling 833-431-2053 (call 833-431-2053 for translations).

Local vaccine providers can also be found on the state's vaccine provider map here.

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