There has been a lot of confusion concerning when most Minnesotans will become eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In a way to help streamline the process, the state has launched its “Vaccine Connector” website to help inform residents when they will be eligible to get the vaccine.
The site, which officially launched today (Feb. 19) includes a questionnaire that has individuals input the address, age, occupation, medical history and other data that will factor into their eligibility status to get the vaccine.
A statement from Gov. Tim Walz’s office said, “When a Minnesotan becomes eligible to receive a vaccine under state guidelines, the Vaccine Connector will alert them of their eligibility, connect them to the resources to schedule an appointment and notify them if there are vaccination opportunities in their area. Minnesotans will still make appointments directly through a registered vaccinator.”
This is the first opportunity for those under age 65 or those with occupations that are not viewed as front-line workers (health and child care, medical professionals, teachers, etc.) to get their names into the database to access the vaccine.
For more information or to sign up, click here: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/