The Minnesota Department of Health is launching “Roll Up Your Sleeves, Teens” week beginning Tuesday, April 27 extending through Saturday, May 1. During this week, appointments will be prioritized for 16- and 17-year-olds and their parents at Minnesota’s Mall of America Community Vaccination Site.
Students and families should use this link to schedule an appointment at the Mall of America Community Vaccination Site: http://bit.ly/SLPVaccine16
Only the Pfizer vaccine has been authorized to vaccinate youth ages 16 and older and will only be administered to those ages.
Children under the age of 18 must have consent signed on their behalf by a parent or guardian when scheduling an online appointment. It is very important that the scheduling forms are filled out correctly in advance and to have a parent or legal guardian go to the vaccine appointment with their 16- or 17- year-old to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine and provide consent for the child to receive the vaccine. Click here for additional information on parental consent.
If children under the age of 18 arrive at the Mall of America vaccination site without a parent, The Community Vaccination Program will vaccinate if the attestation box on the pre-registration form is checked and the parent has signed the consent. If the parent/guardian has not signed the consent in advance, The Community Vaccination Program can accept written consent from a parent/guardian accompanying the minor child to the appointment. If a parent/guardian is not present, staff will request that the patient call their parent/guardian and staff will attempt to obtain verbal consent. If staff are not able to obtain pre-registration or onsite verbal/written consent, staff are not allowed to vaccinate the patient.