Minnesota governors get COVID-19 boosters in show of vaccine support
Walz, Pawlenty, Malcolm get jab in show of support for reinforcing immunity
October 27, 2021
Gov. Tim Walz and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty received COVID-19 vaccine booster shots Tuesday to promote immunization against the pandemic.
Walz and his predecessor received single-dose Johnson & Johnson shots in March at a mass vaccination event in Eagan and received boosters - now that they are advised - at a Cub Pharmacy in north Minneapolis along with Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm.
"These vaccines are one of the primary ways out of this pandemic and we want to get out of this damn thing as soon as possible," said Pawlenty, the Republican who received his booster jab in his right arm, while Walz received it in his left arm, in a sequel to their political humor from the March event.