Minnesota rises to 14th in vaccine administration rate; provides 556,482 first doses
February 9, 2021
Minnesota has risen from 45th to 14th among U.S. states in its rate of COVID-19 vaccine administration and will soon see its first shots being given in retail pharmacies.
Gov. Tim Walz announced a one-time diversion of 8,000 vaccine doses not being used in long-term care facilities this week to Walgreens pharmacies. Walmart and Thrifty White also are planning to administer 16,000 doses in what state officials hope will be growing utilization of retail pharmacies to protect Minnesotans against COVID-19.
"The vaccine supply remains extremely limited, but we are developing a strong and reliable network of different ways Minnesotans can get vaccinated," Walz said.