March 26, 2021
Governor Opens Up Vaccine Eligibility To Minnesotans Age 16 And Up March 30

Beginning Tuesday, March 30, Minnesotans 16 years and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under the latest announcement from Governor Walz this morning.

This is great news and comes several months ahead of the original expectation that vaccination eligibility would be wide open beginning this summer. The State continues to ask providers to prioritize those with any underlying health conditions when possible.

MnRA encourages all retail workers to get vaccinated. It's your turn!

MnRA extends a heartfelt thank you to pharmacies across the state that have done and will continue to go a tremendous job as vaccination partners.
"How to get your vaccine" recommendations from the State:
  • "Sign up for the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector. The Vaccine Connector will inform you about vaccine opportunities in your area. 
  • Use the Vaccine Locator Map to find vaccine providers near you.
  • Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.
  • Vaccine Connector users may also be randomly selected to make an appointment at one of the state’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program sites. If you are selected, you will be notified by text, email, or phone call by one of the state vaccination partners running those sites: Vault Health, Primary Bio or SpeciaLysts (Solv). 
  • Your employer may also reach out with information about vaccination opportunities."
MnRA's COVID-19 resource page for retailers updated daily at Visit the page for state and federal updates as well as links to resources.

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MnRA's Government Relations Team
MnRA is proud to represent Minnesota's diverse and vital retail industry. Here is your team dedicated to helping you connect with elected officials and telling the story of retail:
Savannah Sepic
Government Relations Manager,
Minnesota Retailers Association
Tom Freeman
Government Relations Consultant,
Faegre Drinker
Bruce Nustad
Minnesota Retailers Association
Minnesota Retailers Association
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