What Minnesotans should know about the new COVID-19 vaccine
The updated shots could be available within days.
September 12, 2023
COVID-19 vaccines that protect against the latest strains are expected to be available soon in Minnesota, perhaps this week or next week.
Moderna and Pfizer versions gained approval Monday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected Tuesday to recommend the vaccines - with the only question being whether it will urge them for everyone or only people at greatest risk of COVID complications.
Who should get the vaccine?
University of Minnesota infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm said he expects the CDC committee to make the vaccine broadly available to adults and children, but that it will be important for senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems.