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Vaccinations urged ahead of holidays as COVID-19 fills Minnesota hospitals


December 10, 2021

Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

Gov. Tim Walz hands challenge coins to Jackson, 9, and Makenna Spiekermeier, 5, after they received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Thursday at Century College in White Bear Lake.

Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday urged more COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of the holidays to confront a pandemic wave that is pushing hospitals beyond capacity and causing more infection in schools and communities.

State leaders acknowledged that vaccination appointments are becoming scarce, partly because of a shortage of health care providers to administer shots, but they urged people to be persistent and get their shots to reduce the risks of severe illness and hospitalization.

"Don't take up a [hospital] bed because you're unvaccinated," said Walz, speaking at Century College, where a vaccination event provided first doses and boosters to 500 people.


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