All Minnesotans over the age of 16 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Finding the vaccine, however, is still proving challenging for many.

Minnesota’s Education and Child Care COVID-19 Response Workgroup says the first step is getting everyone age 16 and older registered in the Vaccine Connector so they canbe contacted when it is their turn for a vaccine.

Appointments can also be searched and scheduled directly at Vaccine Locations / COVID-19 Updates and Information – State of Minnesota.

If you have questions or would rather speak to someone about the vaccine, call (833) 431-2053 from 9 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Workgroup ensures that as the state get more vaccines, it will become easier to get one. Until then, it’s important to wear a mask, stay 6 feet away from others, wash hands and get a COVID-19 test if needed. Get the vaccine when it becomes available, and after getting it, continue following these safe practices to protect friends and neighbors while they wait for a vaccine.