Governor Walz Announces New COVID-19 Community Vaccination Site in Oakdale

As state expands booster eligibility to 12- to 15-year-olds, large-scale Inwood Oaks site will administer up to 1,000 shots per day

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As part of the State of Minnesota’s COVID-19 community vaccination efforts, Governor Tim Walz announced a new community vaccination site will launch January 9 offering first and second doses to Minnesotans 5 and older, and booster doses to Minnesotans 12 and older. To make an appointment at the Inwood Oaks site, please visit here . Walk-ins are also welcome.

The site at Inwood Oaks in Oakdale (484 Inwood Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128) will be open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. The location will administer the Pfizer vaccine for Minnesotans age 5 and up, including boosters for ages 12 and up. It can administer up to 1,000 doses per day.

The Oakdale site will increase the state’s vaccination capacity and expand access to boosters to everyone who is due, including newly eligible teenagers. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expanded booster eligibility to everyone 12 years of age and older.

All Minnesotans 12 and older should get a booster shot when they are due:

  • All Minnesotans age 18 and older who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get a booster shot at least two months after their single dose.
  • All Minnesotans age 18 and older who got the Moderna vaccine should get a booster shot at least six months after their second dose.
  • All Minnesotans age 12 and older who got the Pfizer vaccine should get a booster shot at least five months after their second dose. People who are 12 through 17 years of age can only receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as their booster dose.

“Vaccinating our children against COVID-19 and ensuring everyone who is eligible gets a booster when they are due are important steps all Minnesotans should take to protect against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant,” said Governor Walz. “We have built a reliable network of options for Minnesotans to access the vaccine, and this is yet another free opportunity to get your family vaccinated. This site in Oakdale further strengthens that network to give more Minnesotans access to shots in their communities.”

“Today we continue to create new opportunities for Minnesotans to get vaccinated and boosted,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “With this site, we are once again meeting Minnesotan where they are, and we encourage every family to get in and get their shots ASAP.”

Minnesota has an extensive network of providers—health care systems, pharmacies, state community sites and clinics, local public health agencies, and tribal health agencies—to ensure the vaccine is accessible to all Minnesotans. A map of providers can found at mn.gov/vaccine.

The Oakdale site joins Mall of America and MSP Airport in the state’s large-scale vaccine site operations. The MSP Airport vaccine sites at Terminal 1 and 2 offer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for adults 18 and older. The Mall of America site is offering the Pfizer vaccine for everyone 5 and older, with a capacity of 2,300 shots per day.

How families can find a shot for their child:

  • Visit mn.gov/vaxforkids to find clinic locations near you.
  • Check with their pediatrician, family medicine clinic, or local pharmacy about appointments.
  • Watch for vaccination clinics being offered at schools or other community locations around Minnesota.

How Minnesotans can get their free shot:

  • Use the state’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you.
  • Check for vaccine appointments at Vaccines.gov , where you can search for appointments by vaccine type (e.g., Pfizer).
  • Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.
  • Walk in to or make an appointment at one of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination sites .
  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline

    • 1-833-431-2053
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

How Minnesotans can get a COVID-19 test:

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