Minnesota seniors get 24 hours to sign up for vaccine lottery
Minnesota seniors have 24 hours to register for nine sites administering COVID shots
January 26, 2021
Minnesota is switching to a random lottery this week to schedule senior citizens for limited COVID-19 vaccinations - giving them a 24-hour sign-up window rather than a madcap free-for-all.
Gov. Tim Walz on Monday announced that people 65 and older will have a full day, starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday, to preregister for vaccinations and to pick one of nine sites. Those randomly selected will be notified Wednesday of their appointments later this week.
The governor on Monday also challenged providers to administer 90% of first vaccine doses within three days of receiving them, and all of those doses within a week, rather than assigning them to appointments days later in a way that has hurt Minnesota in national comparisons for efficiency.