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Minnesota considers vaccine incentives to kick-start progress



Mike Hogan, 63, of Fridley received a COVID-19 vaccine from physician assistant Laura Willson at Lake Monster Brewing last week. Lake Monster Brewing held the event, which promoted a free beer coupon.

Minnesotans might not need a $1 million incentive to get vaccinated for COVID-19, as Gov. Tim Walz quipped last week, but maybe a free park pass or fishing license will do.

State and public health leaders said Tuesday they are considering incentives to kick-start progress beyond the 2.7 million people in Minnesota who have received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccination progress has slowed in Minnesota, which has reported 7,310 COVID-19 deaths in the pandemic and 595,532 infections with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease.


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