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How To Find Vaccines and Boosters!

 Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline

    1-833-431-2053

       Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

     Use the state’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you.

     Check for vaccine appointments at Vaccines.gov, where you can search for appointments by vaccine type(e.g., Pfizer).

   Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.

    Walk in to or make an appointment at one of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination sites.

When to Get Tested After COVID Exposure

Wondering what to do after a COVID-19 exposure?

If you are not fully vaccinated and were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, get tested immediately.

If it’s negative, get tested again 5-7 days after the contact.

If you are fully vaccinated, get tested 5-7 days after the contact.

Whether you’re vaccinated or not, get tested IMMEDIATELY if you start to have symptoms!

What to Do if You Have Had Close Contact With a person With COVID-19

In general, a close contact (exposure) means being less than 6 feet from someone with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more throughout a 24-hour period. However, even shorter periods of time or longer distances can result in spread of the virus.

COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to make you sick, and some people with COVID-19 never feel sick, so you may need to separate yourself from others so you don’t spread the virus without knowing it.

Fully vaccinated: It has been 14 days (two weeks) since you received the second dose in a two-dose series or the first dose in a one-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Not fully vaccinated: Either you have not been vaccinated or it has not yet been 14 days (two weeks) since your last dose in your COVID-19 vaccine series.

Quarantine: Staying home and away from others when you might have been exposed to the virus.

Isolation: Staying home and away from others when you test positive, feel sick, or have symptoms of the virus.

If you are fully vaccinated

  • Get tested five to seven days after exposure.
  •  Wear a mask in public, indoor settings for 14 days following exposure or until you receive a negative test result.

If you are not fully vaccinated

  •  Stay home and away from others (quarantine) and wear a mask if other people are around.
  • Get tested immediately. If the test is negative, test again five to seven days after the last time you were

    exposed.

  •  Watch for symptoms for 14 days. If you start to have any symptoms, get tested again right away.
  •  If you test positive or start to have symptoms, follow the recommendations on If You Are Sick or Test Positive www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/sick.html.

     

For more information and guidelines please visit www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/contact.pdf.

Kids 5-11 Can Now Get Vaccinated!

Children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to get vaccinated.

They should get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. It has been shown to be safe and to work well for children.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds has been carefully studied in children and has been shown to be safe and effective.

If you have questions about vaccines, watch this video, talk to your pediatrician, or visit www.mn.gov/vaxforkids.  

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