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DECC to serve as COVID-19 vaccination site starting Monday

People who pre-registered for the Minnesota COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program will be randomly selected to schedule a vaccine appointment at the Duluth venue.

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and downtown Duluth. (File / News Tribune)
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The state of Minnesota is opening a community COVID-19 vaccination site Monday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

People who pre-registered for the CVP are being randomly selected to make appointments at the DECC. New pre-registrations are not being accepted at this time. More information can be found at mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/community-vaccination-program/index.jsp .

People in the following groups are currently eligible to make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine through the Community Vaccination Program as supplies allow:

  • Minnesotans ages 65 and over.
  • Pre-K-12 educators.
  • Child care workers.

Those who are signed up for the state’s 65-and-over vaccine registration list and have not been notified that they were selected for an appointment will remain on the list and will continue to have the opportunity to be randomly selected in the future. There will also be additional opportunities to register.

  • What you need to know about vaccinations in St. Louis, Carlton, Douglas counties The Duluth Media Group is publishing information about COVID-19 vaccinations as a public service. This list will be updated daily as needed.
  • Listen: COVID-19 numbers continue to decline Subscribe and listen to the Duluth News Tribune Minute at duluthnewstribune.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts.
  • St. Louis County asks people not to share vaccine registration links among themselves St. Louis County has three "semi-permanent" vaccination clinics around the county for people in phase 1a as well as K-12 educators and licensed child care workers.
  • St. Louis County mobile centers likely to play major role in summer vaccination clinics The two trailers can reach deeper into communities, and were the result of federal relief funding. They're outfitted to serve as command central for vaccination and testing clinics.

Educators and child care workers should not attempt to make an appointment unless they are notified by their employer that they've been selected to receive a vaccine. Child care programs and schools will work directly with employees to get an appointment through the state-sponsored appointment scheduling portal.
Vault Health is a vendor on the Duluth and Minneapolis CVP sites. An additional site will launch in southern Minnesota next week and additional locations may be launched in the future. This program will continue indefinitely.


Those who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 4 or later at one of the CVP sites will receive communications from Vault Health.

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