Last week, vaccine eligibility in Minnesota opened up to all Minnesotans 16 and over. However, the Minnesota Department of Health has instructed community vaccination sites to continue to prioritize food service staff as “essential frontline workers.” The vaccine is becoming more readily available and the vaccine connector make it even easier to get an appointment. Information is available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.
Food service workers considered essential frontline workers include servers, cooks, dishwashers, hosts, and anyone who works in restaurants or food retail.
Note that most providers are not accepting appointments by phone, so check out websites for appointment times. There are also several COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program sites to help speed up the vaccination roll out.
The push comes just after it was announced that the Minnesota State Fairgrounds will soon serve as a mass vaccination site. The Minneapolis Convention Center has already been working in a similar capacity, allowing medical professionals to vaccinate large numbers of prioritized vaccine recipients.