Governor Walz Makes More than 35,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Available for Minnesota Seniors this Week, Launches Statewide Vaccine Finder Detailing Vaccine Opportunities
Seniors will be able to get vaccinated through local providers in communities near where they live; Two large-scale, permanent state community vaccination sites also launching this week in Minneapolis and Duluth, with another site in southern Minnesota launching next week
ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) More than 35,000 Minnesotans age 65+ will have access to COVID-19 vaccines at over 100 clinics, hospitals, state community vaccination sites, and other locations across the state this week, Governor Tim Walz announced today. With an increased vaccine supply and after a successful two-week pilot to test the concept of community vaccination clinics, Governor Walz is now moving forward with his all-of-the-above approach to vaccine distribution that bolsters the proven network of local health care providers that will administer vaccines to most Minnesotans in the coming months, while also cementing the path forward for community vaccination sites.
The Walz-Flanagan administration also today launched an online vaccine finder to better connect Minnesotans age 65+ to vaccination opportunities in communities near where they live. The vaccine finder will allow all eligible Minnesotans the opportunity to seek out the vaccine from a local provider.