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Minnesota rolls out game plan for eventual COVID vaccine


October 22, 2020

ROCHESTER, Minn. - State health officials on Wednesday, Oct. 21, unveiled their first plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, with the expectation that such a vaccine could become available could be in the coming months.

There are several vaccines currently in Phase III trials, creating the potential for one to become available as early as December, although the timeline remains unclear. The leading four manufacturers are Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Astrazeneca.

Last week officials at the Minnesota Department of Health submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a preliminary draft of how they intend to distribute vaccines.


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