MDH adds COVID-19 vaccine information to website

All administered vaccines must be logged in the system within 24 hours of patients receiving the doses.

Screenshot from the MDH's website

A new page on the Minnesota Department of Health’s website is dedicated to COVID-19 vaccination administration.

According to the website, COVID vaccine providers are required to input data about their COVID vaccines to Minnesota’s immunization system. All administered vaccines must be logged in the system within 24 hours of patients receiving the doses.

“Currently, the amount of COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota is limited. Right now, health care workers and people who live in long-term care facilities are being prioritized for the vaccine,” the page says.

It is unclear whether the numbers provided include patients who have received both doses of the vaccine or only the first dose.

The page includes the number of Pfizer vaccinations, Moderna vaccinations, and “unknown/missing vaccine type,” as well as cumulative numbers.

Demographics of those who have received the vaccine so far are also provided, including age, gender, county of residence, and provider type. Provider types include hospitals, pharmacies, local public health sites, and tribal health sites, with hospitals having the highest numbers.

The numbers are updated daily (except for holidays) at 11 a.m. As of Jan. 2, there have been 57,017 total COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Minnesota.