COVID-19 vaccine lottery underway for Minnesotans 65 and up

Updated: January 27, 2021 08:57 AM
Created: January 27, 2021 07:33 AM

State health officials are set to contact a random drawing of the tens of thousands of Minnesotans ages 65 and up who signed up to receive coronavirus vaccines.

The Minnesota Department of Health opened a 24-hour vaccine registration period at 5 a.m. Tuesday, and a computerized random selection started at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The state has roughly 11,700 doses to give out.

Representatives will start contacting those who were selected starting at 9 a.m., either by phone, text or email. The MDH will make two attempts to reach those on the list before moving on to another person. Anyone who misses the call can call the number back.

Those who signed up but are not contacted by MDH on Wednesday will be retained for the next round.

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