Visit this page for up-to-date information on prioritization and distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccine.
When can I get vaccinated at Ridgeview?
Ridgeview will complete immunizing its health care workers within the next few weeks, but has not received additional vaccine allocations for community members at this time. We are preparing to administer vaccines safely and efficiently to eligible recipients when it becomes available. Please do not contact your provider or provider’s office with questions regarding vaccine availability or eligibility as we are awaiting information from the state. We will contact eligible patients as vaccines become available.
If not Ridgeview, where can I get vaccinated?
The federal government has released a very limited supply of vaccines to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). MDH is beginning vaccine administration to eligible individuals through a pilot program at nine vaccination sites.
- These sites are located in Anoka, Brooklyn Center, Fergus Falls, Marshall, Mountain Iron, North Mankato, Rochester, Saint Cloud and Thief River Falls.
- Currently, these nine sites are the only locations at which you can schedule an appointment to receive a vaccination until the state receives additional allocations.
- Please continue to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in Minnesota in the weeks and months ahead.
- More details can be found on the MDH Vaccine web site.
Who can be vaccinated right now?
The state of Minnesota has identified the following individuals as eligible groups beginning the week of January 19, 2021:
- Adults 65 years of age and older.
- Prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, and school staff at public school districts, charter schools, tribal schools and nonpublic school organizations.
- Staff working in licensed and certified child care programs.
If I am among these groups, how can I get vaccinated at one of the pilot sites?
Vaccine demand far outpaces the current supply, so please continue to remain patient as the state anticipates additional allocations from the federal government.
- Individuals age 65 and older can make appointments by visiting mn.gov/vaccine or by calling 612.426.7230 or toll free, 1.833.431.2053.
- Educators and child care workers will work directly with their program or school to sign up for an appointment.
What can I expect from Ridgeview?
Your health and well-being is our top concern. You can trust Ridgeview to communicate when the vaccine becomes available for eligible individuals in our community. While waiting for the vaccine, please continue to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask, washing your hands, maintaining social distance and staying home when you feel sick.
For the most current information, please visit the MDH Vaccine web site.
Answers to Common Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccines
For answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines, how they’re made, tested and approved and who will get the vaccine first, the MDH has provided the short, informational video below.