Minnesotans Can Receive Updated COVID Booster Starting Tuesday

Minnesotans can receive an updated COVID-19 booster shot at a state run vaccination site starting Tuesday, as well as pharmacies including CVS and Walgreens.

In a Friday announcement, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said the state’s vaccination site at the Mall of America in Bloomington will begin offering the booster vaccine Tuesday, which is formulated specifically to be more effective against Omicron variants.  The omicron variant currently makes up a vast majority of the cases in Minnesota and nationwide.

Later this month, state run sites in Duluth, St. Paul, Rochester and Moorhead will begin offering the new booster.  Appointments are required at all sites.

Pharmacy chains including CVS and Walgreens are also starting to take appointments for the booster.

Vaccines can be give at least two months apart from an initial vaccine series or previous booster shot.