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Get vaccinated and win prizes

The state of Minnesota is making it easier than ever for more Minnesotans 18 and older to get vaccinated – and possibly get rewarded in the process from a choice of options that includes state park passes, fishing licenses and Minnesota State Fair tickets.

A free COVID-19 community vaccine clinic at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds opened Wednesday (May 26) and will remain open through June 8. The clinic will administer the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Thursday (May 27), Gov. Tim Walz also announced that the first 100,000 Minnesotans who get their first shot between May 27 and June 30 will get to choose from a wide range of options. Tickets to Valleyfair and the Minnesota Zoo are also among the options, as is a $25 Visa card.

Here are the details for the vaccination clinic at the Minnesota State Fair:

  • Call 833-431-2053 to make an appointment. Operators are available in multiple languages.
  • Walk-ins are welcome.
  • Hours open for calls:
    o Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    o Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • You can also sign up on the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector ( to schedule an appointment or be contacted to schedule an appointment.
  • For refugees and immigrants who need help making an appointment in other languages:
    • Call 651-318-0989 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • What you need for an appointment:
    • You are required to wear a mask and comply with social distancing requirements.
    • You need to confirm your first name, last name, date of birth, and home address.
    • You do NOT need to show an ID.
    • You do NOT need medical insurance.
    • Language interpretation and American Sign Language (ASL) will be available onsite.
    • ADA accommodations available onsite.
  • Public transportation is available:
    • A free Metro Transit pass for the day of your appointment is provided in your confirmation text message and email if you register in advance.
    • Metro Mobility Riders will not need a coupon or ticket for a free ride to their vaccine appointment. Book your ride as usual and tell the reservationist that this is for a vaccine appointment at the State Fairgrounds.

Do your part to keep Minnesotans safe. Get vaccinated today!