Minneapolis VA hosting walk-in COVID vaccine clinic for veterans who are frontline workers

The clinic is also open to veterans who are 65 years old and older.
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The Minneapolis VA Medical Center is hosting a walk-in vaccine clinic for veterans who are frontline essential workers. 

The walk-in clinic is open at the Minneapolis VA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, the clinic says.  Any veteran who is a frontline essential worker of any age and veterans who are 65 and older can get the Moderna vaccine, with no appointment necessary. 

The veterans who are eligible include: 

  • First responders (e.g., firefighters and police)
  • Corrections officers
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members)
  • Childcare workers
  • Healthcare workers

This marks a change from the VA's "normal" vaccine plan, which is based on age. This is for enrolled and non-enrolled veterans and they must bring their DD214 form to the clinic. 

The VA says veterans must commit to returning in four weeks to get their second dose.

KSTP says there are 400 doses available on Monday.

The Minneapolis VA Medical Center is at 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis. To get the vaccine, enter through the outpatient entrance. 

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, as of Feb. 12, 227,551 people have both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 661,187 people have at least one dose. 

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