"By beginning to serve those age 65 and older, educators and child care workers, we are immunizing for impact," the governor said. "It's a step in the right direction on this long road to recovery."
Nearly 200,000 Minnesotans have received at least first doses of two-dose vaccines to protect against COVID-19, an infectious disease that has caused 5,939 deaths in the state.
Walz announcement comes amid progress in vaccinating the initial priority group of roughly 500,000 health care workers or long-term care facility staff and residents.
Walz announcement stated that nine pilot sites in
State health officials have called vaccine the endgame to a pandemic that has caused 447,349 diagnosed infections and resulted in hospitalizations for 23,428 Minnesotans. The latest tallies include 12 deaths and 980 infections reported on Monday.
The latest state vaccine data also shows a rising rate of distribution efficiency — with 45.1% of
Walgreens on Monday posted data showing that it had completed vaccine clinics in 103 of 104 assigned nursing homes — accounting for 8,592 people. It also has provided vaccine clinics in 95 of 845 assigned assisted-living facilities, accounting for 4,525 people. CVS is now regularly publicizing its progress as well.
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