TODAY Only: Minnesotans 65 and Older Can Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List

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Gov. Tim Walz announced yesterday that Minnesotans 65 and older will have a full day, today, Tuesday, January 26, to preregister for vaccinations as part of the state’s vaccine pilot program. Individuals will be randomly selected from among those who preregister and notified on Wednesday of appointments later this week.

In order to be considered for an appointment, Minnesotans aged 65 and older must complete the pre-registration using the online portal or by calling. The portal will be available for pre-registration for 24 hours, starting at 5 a.m. today. The call center will be open today from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for pre-registration. Due to high demand, the state encourages people to use the online portal.

Phone: 833-431-2053
Online registration:

The vaccine is available by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Separately, Minnesota K-12 teachers, who are also eligible for the vaccine pilot program, will continue to sign up for vaccinations that are allotted to individual school districts. The Minnesota Department of Health has noted that the timeline for vaccinations for the general public, which may include many of the Augsburg campus community, may be late spring or summer.

Read more from Gov. Walz’s January 25 vaccine announcement for those 65 and older