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Test program to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to elderly, teachers in Minnesota


January 19, 2021

A Minneapolis VA Health Care System employee received a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Minnesota is making COVID-19 vaccine accessible to the general public for the first time, opening nine sites where shots will be provided by appointment to people 65 or older, and to teachers and child care providers.

Gov. Tim Walz said the expansion is an important first step toward broad public vaccinations of Minnesotans against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 but urged patience because it makes around 1 million more people eligible for a few thousand available doses.

"Every single one of those doses is one step closer to us getting done with this," Walz said.


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