About COVID-19 Vaccine
Every Minnesotan age 12 years and older can get vaccinated. We will update this page if information or recommendations change for COVID-19 vaccines.
There have been three COVID-19 vaccines approved for use or authorized for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These are the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
All three vaccines were initially authorized by EUA. As of Aug. 23, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (now also known as Comirnaty) has been approved for full FDA licensure for vaccination of people 16 years and older. People age 12-15 years and people with immunocompromising conditions needing an additional dose can continue to get Pfizer vaccine under the existing EUA. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are still available under an EUA for people age 18 years and older.
Once vaccines are approved by FDA, companies can market the vaccines under brand names. That’s why the Pfizer vaccine is now also called Comirnaty. The FDA-approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the same as the vaccine used under the EUA. Nothing changed with the vaccine besides the name when it was fully approved.
What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines (PDF)
The answers to some of the most common questions and concerns about COVID-19 vaccines.