COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
We know many people are eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and St. Luke’s is eager to offer it. However, St. Luke’s must follow guidance from federal and state governments.
Do I need to make an appointment or get on a waiting list?
No. Vaccine appointments are not available at this time. We are awaiting further guidance and vaccines from the state government. Future updates will be posted on this page.
Why isn’t the vaccine available to everyone?
Eventually, the vaccine will be available to everyone. In order to get to that point, St. Luke’s must follow strict guidance from the state of Minnesota regarding who we are able to give the vaccine to, given the current supply. To learn more about vaccine distribution in Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.
Who decided the priority of who is eligible?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determined the priority groups that will be getting vaccine first. Then, the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Advisory Group reviewed the guidelines and made detailed recommendations for how to apply the guidelines in Minnesota.
When will more people be eligible to receive the vaccine?
The State of Minnesota has not yet determined when a broader group of people will be eligible to get the vaccine in Minnesota.
Thank you for your patience
We know that waiting for vaccine is extremely difficult. Please rest assured that we are working closely with state and federal authorities and are prepared to support the rollout of the vaccine as soon as possible.
To get answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, watch this short video featuring Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Andrew Thompson.
Source: Minnesota Department of Health