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Local Vaccine Opportunities

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Rep. Xiong


Dear Neighbors,

70.6% of Minnesotans eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine (12 and older) in Ramsey County have now received at least one dose. With this encouraging news, Mayor Melvin Carter has lifted the face covering requirement in the City of Saint Paul. Please note that most clinics and hospitals still have this requirement in place to protect those who are medically vulnerable. As of May 28, nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions have ended, including capacity limits and distancing requirements.

A return to “normal” is in sight, but there is still a significant amount of folks who have not been able to, or have chosen not to get a vaccine. Accessibility continues to be an issue for some, and I’d like to share some local vaccine opportunities to help connect our community to these opportunities.

HAP Arcade Community Clinic

HAP Arcade is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on June 10, from 11:00am- 5:00pm offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You can make an appointment by calling 651-304-6236 or by emailing




Arlington Hills Community Center Community Clinic

On June 2, Ramsey County Public Health, RECERT and Communications began a targeted campaign to offer additional vaccination opportunities and boost promotion among residents who have traditionally faced racial and health inequities. On the vaccination side, this includes the opening of a new site at Arlington Hills Community Center (1200 Payne Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55130), Sundays, 12 – 4 p.m. The clinic is offering the Pfizer vaccine and taking walk-ins, but you can also make an appointment and learn more here.

If you are having any difficulties scheduling an appointment or finding a convenient location, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or 651-296-4201. I also encourage you to sign up for the Vaccine Connector if you have not done so yet.

Thank you for the honor of serving our Eastside neighbors. Stay cool this weekend.

In solidarity,

Jay Xiong

State Representative

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