Governor Walz, FEMA Announce Federally-Supported Vaccination Site at Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Site will vaccinate Minnesotans living in communities with high social vulnerability scores; Site will receive 168,000 doses over 8 weeks; the doses will be in addition to Minnesota’s regular statewide vaccine allocations
ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Governor Tim Walz and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that Minnesota will receive a federal Community Vaccination Clinic, following the Governor’s request for a fully-supplied mass vaccination site to augment the state’s vaccination efforts. The site will be located at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and receive 168,000 doses over eight weeks. The site will administer a combination of Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson doses, which will result in over 100,000 total people being vaccinated during the eight-week period. The doses administered at the Fairgrounds will be in addition to Minnesota’s regular statewide vaccine allocations.
Minnesotans living in the zip codes near the Fairgrounds with the highest scores on the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index will be eligible for appointments at this site. Up to 1,000 doses per day will also be taken offsite to community-based clinics in high Social Vulnerability Index areas.
“We’ve been pushing for a federal vaccination site, and I’m grateful the Biden-Harris Administration delivered on my request,” said Governor Walz.