As of Tuesday March 30, all Minnesotans age 16 and older will become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine (but not every Minnesotan will be immediately able to make an appointment.) Vaccine shipments from the federal government will continue increasing over the coming weeks, but for now demand will still exceed supply. Accra strongly encourages its employees and clients to be vaccinated for COVID-19 when they are eligible to receive the vaccine. Given our direct support professionals’ role in caring for people with disabilities and the elderly, we feel strongly that keeping our employees and clients safe is paramount – and the vaccine is one of the most important ways to stop the spread of the disease.
By expanding eligibility to all Minnesotans, providers across the state will have the flexibility they need to fill appointments and support the state’s most critical goal: to get as many Minnesotans vaccinated as quickly as possible to end the pandemic.
All Minnesotans who have not received a vaccine should sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to get updates on vaccine opportunities and be entered into the random selection process for the state’s Community Vaccination Program sites. Minnesotans can also contact their healthcare provider, local pharmacy or use the Vaccine Locator Map to search for vaccine providers in their area.
The best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least six feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.