Governor Walz Celebrates 200,000 COVID-19 Vaccines Administered at Mall of America Community Site

[ST. PAUL, MN] — Today Governor Tim Walz announced that the state’s Community Vaccination Clinic at the Mall of America will reach 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered this week, and nearly 840,000 total doses have been administered statewide through the state’s Community Vaccination Clinics.

“Our state-run Community Vaccination Clinic at the Mall of America is reaching the incredible milestone of getting 200,000 COVID-19 shots in arms thanks to the tireless efforts of so many,” said Governor Walz. “Our community sites have administered 840,000 vaccines across Minnesota, helping us ensure everyone can find a live-saving COVID-19 vaccine in a convenient, accessible way. My deepest gratitude to the workers on the frontlines administering those shots in arms, our Department of Health COVID-19 operations team coordinating every logistic and detail behind the scenes, and the hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans who visited this clinic to protect themselves, their family, and our state.”

“Thank you to everyone who had a hand in helping us get 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at our Mall of America site,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “A lot of work went into getting each dose to that clinic and into the arms of our loved ones, and I am grateful to all the Minnesotans who got protection at our clinic. This site will continue to play a critical role as we urge every eligible Minnesotan 12 and older to get their booster dose when they’re due.”

In addition to offering free first and second doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the Mall of America site is also offering free Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses to everyone 12 and older. All Minnesotans 12 and older should get a booster when they are due. Researchers believe the Omicron variant is more transmissible than previous variants, but getting boosted significantly increases protection against severe illness and hospitalization from infection.

The state’s new community vaccination site in Oakdale is also offering boosters to everyone 12 years of age and older.

“As we reach record-breaking new cases counts and test positivity rates in Minnesota from the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the best thing you can do to keep yourself and your family safe is to be up-to-date on your vaccinations,” continued Governor Walz. “Booster doses help prevent severe illness and hospitalization even if you are exposed to the virus. To keep yourself safe from COVID-19, walk into the Mall of America vaccination site or visit your local pharmacy and get your booster as soon as you are due.”

The Mall of America site was the fourth state-run clinic to launch in February of last year. The site continually expanded throughout the year and increased its capacity after the authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old. It can now administer more than 2,300 shots per day.

All Minnesotans five years of age and older can receive their free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Mall of America or Oakdale Community Vaccination sites. Minnesotans can walk in or make an appointment online .

Mall of America Community Vaccine Clinic Hours of Operation:

Schedule Your Vaccination

  • Mondays: Closed
  • Tuesdays: Closed
  • Wednesdays: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursdays: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fridays: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturdays: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sundays: Closed

Oakdale – Inwood Oaks Hours of Operation:

Schedule Your Vaccination

Hours of Operation

  • Mondays: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesdays: Closed
  • Thursdays: Closed
  • Fridays: Closed
  • Saturdays: Closed
  • Sundays: 10:00am – 5:00pm

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