35,000+ COVID-19 vaccines available to Minnesota seniors this week

Gov. Tim Walz says more than 35,000 Minnesotan seniors will be able to get their vaccine.

According to a release, with an increased vaccine supply and a successful two-week pilot test for community vaccination clinics, seniors will be able to access these doses at over 100 clinics, hospitals and community sites.

“We have long planned for most Minnesotans to get vaccinated in the places they are used to getting their health care – places like smaller clinics, local hospitals, and community pharmacies,” Governor Tim Walz said.

“But not everyone has a doctor or pharmacy they’re familiar with. That’s why we’ve built up a reliable network of different ways Minnesotans will be able to access the vaccine. After careful planning, we’re now activating that network to give Minnesotans options close to home.”

“We still need more supply, but we have to work quickly with what we do have and be ready when the federal government ramps up to meet the demand. Today we’re expanding locations offering the vaccine and helping connect our seniors to shots where they live, so we can get to work crushing COVID-19 across Minnesota,” the Governor continued.

These 35,000 doses are planned to be distributed this week.

Last week, more than 220,000 Minnesota seniors registered for the vaccine.

The administration is also launching a new vaccine locator map.

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