COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Youth 12 and Older
Minnesota Department of Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people age 12-15. This means all Minnesotans who are age 12 years or older are eligible to get vaccinated. The CDC also recommended that everyone age 12 and older get vaccinated.


At this time, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been studied and authorized for use by people age 12-17. Other vaccine manufacturers are also studying their vaccines in younger age groups but have not yet received authorization. 

We are reaching out to ensure you have the resources necessary to help parents/guardians get their child vaccinated.

Getting a Vaccine 

There are a number of ways that parents can get their child vaccinated. Some locations require appointments, but many places are now accepting walk-ins.  

To find a vaccine: 

  • Walk-in or schedule an appointment through the State’s Community Vaccination Programs at the Mall of America, Roy Wilkins, Lino Lakes or Oakdale. You can also get connected to a vaccine through Minnesota’s Vaccine Connector

  • Minnesotans age 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

  • Information about appointments will arrive via text or email from the state’s vaccination partners running those sites: Vault Health, Primary Bio or SpeciaLysts (Solv).  

  • Contact your child’s primary health care provider, local public health or a local pharmacy. 

  • Use the Vaccine Locator Map to find vaccine locations near you.  

  • Use Vaccines.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you. Under vaccine make sure to check the box for Pfizer. 

Minnesotans can call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 for language assistance, questions and to find an appointment near them.  

There is no cost for the vaccine. Minnesotans do not need to provide a Government issued ID or medical insurance to be vaccinated, and no question on immigration status is ever asked. 

‘Roll up your sleeves, Minnesota Families!’ 

‘Roll Up Your Sleeves, Minnesota Families’ week will begin Tuesday, May 18 and will extend through Saturday, May 22. During this week, 12-15-year-olds and their families are being prioritized for shots at the state’s community vaccination site at Mall of America. Families are encouraged to walk-in or schedule an appointment next week at Mall of America: Mall of America Community Vaccination Site. Minnesotan’s ages 12-15 can also get vaccinated in Oakdale, Lino Lakes and at Roy Wilkins Auditorium: Vaccine ConnectorMinnesotans age 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at these sites. 

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