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MDH: COVID vaccination site at Mall of America to close Dec. 30

MDH says more than 236,000 vaccinations have been administered since the site opened in Feb. 2021.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials announced Wednesday its state-operated COVID-19 vaccination site at the Mall of America (MOA) will close Friday.

The news comes as the vaccine has become readily available through clinics, pharmacies and other health systems across the state. The MOA site opened in Feb. 2021, shortly after the first COVID-19 vaccines were introduced.

“We are extremely grateful for all of the partners, staff, and contractors who have worked to make the Mall of America site a cornerstone of Minnesota’s comprehensive response to COVID-19,” said Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm in a statement. “This state-run site, along with others that were stood up during the response, provided vital vaccination access to Minnesotans of all ages over the last couple of years.”

MDH says more than 236,000 vaccinations have been administered since the site opened.

If you'd still like to get your vaccine at MOA before the end of the year, MDH says walk-ins will be accepted, as well as appointments, Wednesday, Dec. 28, through Friday, Dec. 30, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, click here.


The state of Minnesota operates several community testing locations. Find a full list here. Five COVID testing sites in Brooklyn Park, MSP Airport, Moorhead, St. Paul-Midway Duluth were converted to test-to-treat locations. At these five sites, higher-risk Minnesotans who test positive for COVID are eligible to receive a prescription for the antiviral drug Paxlovid.

The Biden Administration has restarted its program to deliver free at-home COVID-19 tests to Americans after a three-month hiatus. Go to this link for more information: You can now get more free at-home COVID tests from the government

The state is also providing free, at-home COVID-19 test kits to Minnesotans. Here's how to order: Minnesota to provide free at-home COVID test kits


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