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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.

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

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