More than one million vaccinated in the state, weather issues stall additional shipments

Minnesotans have received more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Tim Walz announced today.

The state reported 1,016,210 doses had been administered as of today’s official report.

In all, 728,081 Minnesotans had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 286,543 had completed the two-dose series.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported yesterday that severe winter weather in other parts of the country delayed the federal government’s ability to ship part of this week’s COVID-19 vaccine doses to the state.

The state had to postpone appointments at two community vaccination clinics for Thursday and six locations Friday.

Gov. Walz says the state is vaccinating those in higher risk categories, including long-term care residents and people over the age of 65.

Other groups prioritized include healthcare workers, E-12 school personnel and childcare providers.

Minnesotans outside of these priority groups can still submit their information via the Vaccine Connector tool, which will notify you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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