Children ages 5 and older are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19! Learn more here.
Minnesota has more than 1,100 providers who are able to give COVID-19 vaccines to children and teens, including pediatricians, pharmacies, state-run community clinics, schools, local public health agencies, tribal health agencies, and more. To get your child vaccinated, you can:
- Check with your child's regular health care provider, such as their pediatrician or your family physician.
- Search for a vaccination location near you on Minnesota’s Find Vaccine Locations map.
- Make an appointment with your local pharmacy and search for more information on pharmacy locations on Vaccines.gov.
- Watch for vaccination clinics being offered at schools or other community locations around Minnesota.
For parents with children ages 5-11:
- Children age 5-11 should get the Pfizer vaccine, as this is the only vaccine authorized for this age group at this time.
- The Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11 is a smaller dose of vaccine than is used for people over age 12.
- The Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 is packaged differently, so you will wan tot go to a vaccine location that has this specific vaccine.
- Children will need two doses of the vaccine. they should get the second dose 3 weeks after the first dose. It is important to get both doses of vaccine for the best protection.
For parents with children ages 12-17:
- Children ages 12-17 should get the Pfizer vaccine for people ages 12 and older.
- Your child will need two doses of this vaccine. They should get the second dose 3 weeks after the first. It is important to get both doses vaccine for the best protection.
Incentives are available to reward Minnesota children, youth and parents for completing their COVID-19 vaccine series. Visit the Kids Deserve A Shot! website for more information.