COVID-19 vaccines

Allina Health is seeing a high demand for COVID-19 vaccine boosters. If you are eligible for a booster and there are no appointments available at an Allina Health location convenient for you, you may instead make an appointment at a local retail pharmacy, state vaccination site or other location offering vaccines:

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Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination

Anyone age 5 or older can make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at Allina Health.

Everyone ages 12 and older can get a booster shot (18 and older should). Learn when you should get a booster shot.

Please note: Only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized as a booster for 12 to 17-year-olds.

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 chart below).

Note that only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for use with patients ages 5-17, 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

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Masks required

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of all of our patients, visitors and health care workers; we do still require masks be worn at all our locations, regardless of vaccination status.

To learn more about about infection control within health care settings, visit the CDC's Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel page.

You can also learn more about the CDC recommendations for fully-vaccinated individuals and health care environment exceptions.

Source: Director of Pharmacy – Allina Health Medical Group
Reviewed By: Director of Pharmacy – Allina Health Medical Group
First Published: 12/04/2020
Last Reviewed: 12/23/2021