COVID-19 vaccines

Looking to schedule the latest booster?

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters (the updated boosters) are available to schedule for certain ages with scheduling for more ages coming soon.

You have lots of vaccine questions and we have all the answers here—from where to get your first vaccine to everything about boosters including who is eligible for a second booster.

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Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination and boosters

VACCINES: Anyone six months or older can get a vaccine. Sign in to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination.

BOOSTERS: Everyone ages six months of age and older can get a booster shot (18 and older should). Learn when you should get a booster shot.

NOTE: The bivalent booster, which is the newer booster, is approved for these ages:

  • Pfizer 6 months of age and up
  • Moderna 6 months of age and up

You can switch brands after completion of your primary series.

Additional locations offering vaccines and boosters

If you are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster and don’t want to wait for an opening at Allina Health, you may make an appointment at a local retail pharmacy, state vaccination site or other locations offering vaccines. Search for an available location now:

Create an Allina Health account to:

  • Easily schedule your COVID-19 vaccine doses online.
  • Quickly access your health and vaccination records, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Use your Allina Health account to schedule the appointments you need. If your child has their own account, they can sign in into it to schedule. If you access your child's account through your Allina Health account, then you can sign in to schedule on your child's behalf.

Which vaccines are being administered

When you schedule, you will be able to select from several locations to find one that is most convenient for you or to fit the type of vaccine you prefer (see list below).

Note that only the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine are approved for children, and for this age group parental consent (either verbal or written) is required.

Allina Health administers vaccines that are allocated from the government, and that may change from week to week. All FDA-approved vaccines are safe and effective at preventing moderate or severe complications from COVID-19. While rare and serious side effects have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have concluded that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks. You can learn more about these vaccines and potential health impacts on the FDA COVID-19 vaccines page. If you have any concerns about symptoms or side effects of any COVID-19 vaccine, please contact your health care provider directly.

Allina Health is not currently taking appointments to give the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Per the CDC, in most situations, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson's) COVID-19 vaccine for primary and booster vaccination. Read the latest CDC media statement on this topic.

Which clinics offer which vaccines, by age group

Still deciding whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

As your healthcare provider, we strongly encourage you to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and others from experiencing severe illness from the COVID-19 virus. We want you to feel comfortable with your decision to get vaccinated. Review our additional COVID-19 vaccine resources below and if you’re still uncertain, discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with your provider.

Already vaccinated?

If you were vaccinated outside of Allina Health, let your provider know at your next clinic appointment so we can update your medical record.

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Have more vaccination questions? Read our COVID-19 vaccine FAQs.

The latest COVID-19 vaccine news

Masks may be required

Wearing a mask in our clinics and hospitals is optional for most patients and visitors as of April 18, 2023.

However, we may ask you to wear a mask in certain situations and settings for your protection or the protection of others. If you are coming in for care and also have a recent COVID-19 exposure, cough, runny nose, sore throat or fever, please wear a mask. 

Source: Director of Pharmacy – Allina Health Medical Group
Reviewed By: Director of Pharmacy – Allina Health Medical Group
First Published: 12/04/2020
Last Reviewed: 05/02/2023