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Here's the county in Minnesota vaccinating a higher percentage of residents against COVID than all others


January 29, 2021

Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine are monitored for about 50 minutes in December at the White Earth Health Center to make sure no one has adverse reactions. Health care workers on reservations across Minnesota were among the first in the state to be vaccinated. (Monika Lawrence for MPR News 2020)

MAHNOMEN, Minn. - One northwestern Minnesota county is outperforming all others in the state when it comes to administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mahnomen County, situated entirely within the confines of White Earth Nation, leads the way with 19.4% of its population having received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to data as of Jan. 25 from the Minnesota Department of Health.

The second best rate belongs to Olmsted County, home to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic, where 14.6% of the population has been vaccinated.


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