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Major Minnesota vaccine milestone: 1 million doses administered


ST. PAUL, MN -- Minnesotans have received more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Tim Walz announced Friday.

The state reported 1,016,210 doses had been administered as of Friday's official report.

In all, 728,081 Minnesotans had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 286,543 had completed the two-dose series.

The seven-day rolling average of doses administered is now 29,705, a pace that has accelerated since Governor Walz took action to increase the rate of vaccinations across the state.

On Thursday, the state launched the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, an online tool to help Minnesotans connect to that entire network and find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor Walz has acted quickly to speed up the administration of the vaccine around the state, ensuring medical providers are using all available doses to get shots to patients who need them.

“We know there’s a lot of work ahead to make sure every Minnesotan has access to the vaccine,” said Governor Walz. “COVID-19 is still with us, and Minnesotans still need to take precautions to slow the spread of the virus. We don’t have enough doses for everyone to get the vaccine right now. But when your time comes, Minnesota, roll up your sleeve, get your shot, and we’ll get to the finish line together."

Kaitlyn Moffett

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