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COVID-19 Vaccine Data
COVID-19 Situation Update
Updated monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. with data as of 12 a.m. on the Sunday prior, unless noted otherwise (updated 11/22 due to the holiday). For more information on the data sources, see More About COVID-19 Vaccine Data.
- Minnesota uses the following definitions for COVID-19 vaccine data:
- People up to date on vaccinations: Number of people in Minnesota who have received the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine they are eligible to receive. For ages 6 months through 4 years, up to date means at least two doses of a COVID-19 product, one of which must be a 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. For ages 5+, up to date means one dose of a 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine.
- Percentage of people up to date: Percent of people who are up to date with vaccine doses.
- All data are subject to change as more information is received.
- Vaccine administration data are updated with data as of 12 a.m. on the Sunday prior.
- Health equity data are updated monthly on the third Thursday of the month with data as of the previous Friday.
- Unless otherwise noted, all denominators based on 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates for the state of Minnesota available at United States Census Bureau: Explore Census Data.
- All data by county is based on residence.
- Statewide estimates by age and gender are based on ACS tables DP05 and S0101, except for the 5-11 and 12-15-year-old age groups, which are based on summing the county-level estimate based on ACS table B01001. The age groups have been split based on the assumption that ages are equally distributed within age groups.
- Vaccine administration data are based on vaccination records in the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC), a confidential immunization information system. Immunizations in MIIC are submitted by participating health care providers.
- Providers that participate in MIIC are encouraged to submit complete and accurate information to MIIC within one week of acquiring the information. Only pharmacies are required to submit within 72 hours.
- MIIC is a useful resource to monitor state and county immunization coverage in Minnesota. The data can also help to identify at-risk populations and encourage public health actions and policies aimed at increasing immunization. The data cannot tell us why people are not vaccinated.
- However, MIIC data may underestimate the actual number of people receiving vaccines due to several limitations:
- While most providers routinely submit vaccine administration data to MIIC, some data may not be submitted to MIIC properly or there could be errors in the data that result in missing immunization information. MDH staff monitor and address any lapses in data exchange to ensure that timely and accurate vaccination information is submitted.
- Cross border-state immunization data exchange currently occurs with Iowa, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Vaccines received in Iowa, Wisconsin, and North Dakota when the person gave a Minnesota address are in MIIC. At this time there is no similar data exchange with South Dakota.
- Age is calculated based on the date of birth provided at the time of vaccination.
- Due to missing/unknown values and small cell values, totals may not add up across dashboards.
- Due to data collection and reporting timing, there may be discrepancies between data from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and other sources.
People Vaccinated Over Time
People Vaccinated by Age
The Health Equity data has been temporarily removed while it undergoes changes to reflect the new up to date definition. This data should be available as part of the December 2023 update.