Mall of America to host latest COVID-19 community vaccination site

Minnesota’s fourth large-scale, permanent community vaccination site will launch this week at Mall of America.

According to Gov. Tim Walz’s office, MOA will serve around 9,190 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 educators, school staff and child care workers in its first week.

"We’re continuing to build a reliable network of options for Minnesotans to access the vaccine," Walz said. "In addition to helping all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their vaccine through the Vaccine Connector, the site at the Mall of America expands the network to give more Minnesotans access to shots in their communities."

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The MOA site joins locations in Minneapolis, Duluth and Rochester.

Walz’s office said staff in education and child care settings will be contacted directly if selected to sign up for vaccine appointments.

As of Wednesday, more than 94,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered around the state through community vaccination efforts since Jan. 21, Walz’s office said. Minnesota surpassed 1 million total COVID-19 vaccinations administered as of Feb. 19.