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COVID-19 Update March 10, 2021

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Minnesota Department of Health

March 10, 2021

Minnesota News and Outreach

Minnesotans newly eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Governor Walz announced that Minnesota is expanding vaccine eligibility as the state reaches its goal of vaccinating 70% of Minnesotans 65 years of age and older. Starting today, more than 1.8 million Minnesotans will become eligible to receive a vaccine.

Providers have been directed to prioritize people in the first of these phases.

  • Minnesotans with specific underlying medical conditions: Sickle cell disease, Down Syndrome, or oxygen-dependent chronic lung or heart conditions, and those who are in active cancer treatment or immunocompromised from organ transplant.
  • Targeted essential workers: Food processing plant workers.
  • Minnesotans with rare conditions or disabilities that put them at higher risk of severe illness.

Providers will then have the flexibility to provide available appointments to other eligible Minnesotans.

  • Minnesotans age 45 years and older with one or more underlying medical conditions.*
  • Minnesotans age 16 years and older with two or more underlying medical conditions.*
  • Minnesotans age 50 years and older in multi-generational housing.
  • Essential frontline workers: Agricultural, airport staff, additional child care workers not previously eligible, correctional settings, first responders, food production, food retail, food service, judicial system workers, manufacturing, public health workers, public transit, and U.S. Postal Service workers.


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