State to Begin Administering Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots

The Minnesota Department of Health announced on Sept. 28 that eligible Minnesotans can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot.

Minnesotans who received the Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster shot at least six months after their initial series, based on CDC guidance. 

The following groups should receive a booster:  
•    people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings,
•    people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions.

The following groups may receive a booster:
•    people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions,
•    people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting (e.g., frontline medical workers, teachers, and first responders).
Minnesota has enough vaccine available for anyone who needs a shot, be it a first, second, or booster dose. An extensive network of vaccine providers are administering the vaccine, including pharmacies (many of which accept walk-ins), healthcare systems, community clinics, local public health agencies, and tribal health agencies. 

Go online to find a provider and schedule an appointment or find a walk-in clinic.