‘Get your shot before prom’: Vaccination clinic geared towards Minnesota teens

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Anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, which means there is now a push to vaccinate high school students here in Minnesota.

A special walk-in vaccination event geared toward teens ages 16 and up is taking place at the Indian Health Board Tuesday afternoon at 2020 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. No appointment is needed.

The idea was to create messaging specifically geared toward teens to share on social media and through schools. The notice reads: "Get Vaccinated Before Prom."

The hope is to vaccinate at least 500 students Tuesday afternoon.

"With proms coming up and graduations, teens have been through a lot this year and we want to make sure they can celebrate safely this summer," said Laz Carreon, with the Indian Health Board.

More than 35,000 16 and 17-year-olds in Minnesota have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine as of April 24, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.