When can I get vaccinated?
Phases of COVID-19 vaccination
Because there are very few doses of vaccine available initially, COVID-19 vaccination will take a phased approach. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determined the priority groups that will be getting vaccine first. The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Advisory Group reviews the ACIP guidelines and makes detailed recommendations for how to apply the guidelines in Minnesota. The goal for the first, limited doses of COVID-19 vaccine is to protect those who are exposed to COVID-19 every day because of what they do, who they care for, or where they live. The vaccine manufacturers will continue to make doses available weekly so that vaccination can keep moving through phases.
If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine from Pine County Public Health, please fill out the interest form found below.
- Complete the Pine County COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Form, where we collect basic information like age and email address, and asks questions to determine if you are eligible.
- After you complete and submit the form, you will receive a confirmation page that your form has been submitted.
- This does NOT register you for an appointment.
- If you are eligible, you will receive an email invitation WHEN APPOINTMENTS BECOME AVAILABLE.
- This will require you to fill out another online form to register for an appointment, selecting and time and some health screening questions.
- You are not registered for an appointment until you complete this second online form.
- Appointment openings usually happen on the Fridays before the following weeks clinics.
- Priority will be given to those who live in or near Pine County.
For individuals who do not have access to internet or email, please call our hotline at 320-591-1690 and our public health staff will help you get registered or added to our waiting list for eligible individuals.
Minnesota recently launched a COVID-19 vaccine pilot program and opened community vaccination sites across the state. These sites will initially serve adults age 65 and older as well as educators (pre-kindergarten through grade 12), school staff, and child care workers. Because of limited vaccine supply, there are only a small number of appointments available. This program will help to vaccinate more people and to prepare for the future when more vaccine is made available from the federal government. For more information, including who can get vaccinated and how to schedule appointments, see Who's Getting Vaccinated.