State vaccination site at Mall of America to prioritize 16- and 17-year-olds this week

Pop-up clinics near the State Fairgrounds site are also part of an effort to get teens vaccinated.
Author:
Publish date:

Minnesota’s community vaccination site at Mall of American will prioritize 16- and 17-year-olds this week in an effort to lower cases among young people.

Gov. Tim Walz’s office announced Mall of America’s vaccination site will participate in “Roll Up Your Sleeves, Teens” week, which started Tuesday and will go through Saturday. 

The move comes after a statewide push to test students and athletes following COVID-19 case spikes among young Minnesotans

“Sixteen and 17-year-olds across Minnesota are eligible for vaccine and don’t have to wait to roll up their sleeves,” Walz said in a statement.

“We’ve made great progress with vaccines and it has made a real impact on the state of the pandemic. But to get to herd immunity we need to protect as many people as possible, and that includes teens. That’s why we’re making this push.”

Pop-up vaccination clinics at schools around the State Fairgrounds vaccination site are also part of the effort to get teens vaccinated, and it comes after the recent spike in COVID-19 cases was attributed primarily to younger generations who have not yet been vaccinated.

Teens under the age of 18 must receive signed consent from a parent or guardian when signing up for an appointment online. Teens can receive the vaccine without a parent or guardian present at the site if the attestation box on the pre-registration form is checked and signed consent is given.

If a parent or guardian is present at the vaccine site, they can also provide signed consent there. Without signed consent or a parent or guardian present, 16- and 17-year-olds cannot be vaccinated.

Teens and their family members can sign up for a vaccine appointment at Mall of American here.

Teens living in greater Minnesota are encouraged to sign up directly for a vaccine appointment through the state’s Vaccine Connector

Next Up

Thomas Humphrey, charged in vaccine thefts.

Viral videos of vaccine thefts lead to charges for MN anti-vaxxer

Thomas Edward Humphrey is a 32-year-old St. Paul resident.

Kyle Imdieke of Osakis, Minnesota.

Community rallies around family of MN coach who died suddenly

Kyle Imdieke was a beloved educator at Osakis High School.

Hinckley crash

Fatal crash that closed north I-35 caused when SUV crossed median

The incident occurred Friday afternoon one mile south of Hinckley in eastern Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2021-05-15 at 7.17.27 AM

Viral video: Customer argues with Menards worker over store mask policy

The incident happened in Buffalo on Thursday, hours after the CDC issued new guidance on face masks for vaccinated people.

Sylvia Fowles

Phoenix, Minnesota live up to the hype in WNBA opener

Diana Taurasi hit the game-winning shot with 1.1 seconds to play.

Josh Donaldson

Oakland smacks four home runs to extend Twins' horrific start

The A's handed the Twins a 6-1 loss on Friday night.

Hy-Vee

Spring Lake Park Hy-Vee to open by the end of May

A dozen Hy-Vee stores are now located in the Twin Cities metro area.

PXG Store Manager Derek Holmes Qualifies for the PGA Championship

Minnesota golf store manager qualifies for PGA Championship

No word if he'll have to burn some vacation days to play in the PGA Championship!

police tape, crime scene

Bemidji police: 21 shots fired after 'verbal exchange' on street

Investigators say they are still searching for those responsible.

Related

Mall of America

Mall of America COVID community vaccination site opening this week

This is the state's fourth community vaccination site.

covid, vaccine

Vaccines for all: Walz says at-risk Minnesotans should still be prioritized

All Minnesota adults will be able to get COVID vaccines starting Tuesday.

covid, vaccine

You can now book appointments at Minnesota's mass vaccination sites directly

Minnesota has now administered more than 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

blood donation

Mall of America to serve as donation site for critical blood shortage

You can also schedule an appointment to donate at numerous locations.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's 9th community vaccine site opening in Lino Lakes

All Minnesotans age 16 and older can try to get an appointment.

covid, vaccine

Walz: COVID-19 vaccines for young teens expected to open this week

Gov. Walz said parents should be able to make appointments for their kids later this week.

covid-19, vaccine

MDH looks to ramp up essential worker vaccines in SW Minnesota

The two events are part of the state's effort to vaccinate frontline workers, including those in food processing and agriculture.