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Mayo: We deserve more vaccine than we are getting


December 22, 2020

The first box of COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Mayo Clinic at 8 a.m Thursday December 17, 2020. (Mayo Clinic photo)

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In the first volley of what could become weeks of jockeying over limited vaccine allocations among the state's health care facilities, a top official for Mayo Clinic Rochester told reporters on Monday, Dec. 21, that the facility deserved more COVID-19 vaccine on a population basis than it is getting so far.

"We aren't in charge of the allocation of vaccine we are receiving," said Executive Dean for Medical Practice Dr. Amy Williams during an afternoon call with reporters.

"Our staff, what they are hearing ... from their colleagues around the state as well as in other states, (is) that (others) are getting vaccinated, even if they have roles that don't expose them on a regular basis to COVID-19 patients. Or (roles that) don't put them at the same high risk of being exposed to COVID-19 as some of our staff."


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