State Fairgrounds COVID-19 site begins J&J vaccinations

Wednesday, the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds began administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Walk-in appointments are available for Minnesotans at least 18 years of age and older.

The single-dose shots are being given at the fairgrounds site through June 8 from noon to 8 p.m. daily.

"Today, we’re making it easier than ever for Minnesotans to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Gov. Tim Walz said. "Minnesotans can walk in at the State Fairgrounds site to get their vaccine – no appointment needed. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires a single dose to be protected from COVID-19. We are working hard to offer these safe and effective vaccines to every Minnesotan who wants them, and we are proud to offer options as convenient as this one."

"The vaccine is safe, it’s free, and most importantly, it works," Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan added. "Now, it’s easier than ever for Minnesotans to access their vaccine at State Fairgrounds – no appointment, payment, insurance, or ID required."

Appointments are available online or by calling 833-431-2053.