As summer approaches, we can more clearly see the light at the end of the tunnel and a return to enjoy Minnesota without COVID-19 related restrictions. While we continue to make speedy progress with the vaccine distribution plan, I hope you stay safe and in line to receive yours.
As of March 21st, exactly 1,437,931 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 854,827 people have completed both doses of vaccine that are required for the vaccine’s maximum effect.
On Thursday, Governor Walz announced Minnesota has administered more than two million COVID-19 vaccine doses. While it took more than two months for the state to administer the first million doses, it took less than one month to administer the second million doses.
Minnesota has been able to increase vaccination rates as supply has increased from the federal government and Governor Walz continues to expand capacity in the state’s vaccine distribution network. Minnesota is a national leader in getting vaccines into arms and continues to rank in the top ten among states for the percentage of doses received that have been administered. We continue to hit milestones every week and are staying committed to putting the health of Minnesotans before politics.
If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, I encourage you to check out Minnesota’s COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a tool to help people find out when, where, and how to get a vaccine. It can let you know when you’re eligible to be vaccinated, connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment, and alert you if there are vaccine opportunities nearby. To sign up, visit mn.gov/vaccineconnector or call 833-431-2053.