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Legislative Update: Capital Investment Committee, COVID-19 Booster Shots

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
 

 

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Rep. Carlson

 

Dear Neighbors,

Last week, the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee toured the Bloomington Public Health building. Built in 1960, the old facility needs replacing. To better serve Bloomington and neighboring communities, the city submitted a formal request for state funding to match city investments for a new public health facility. Committee members toured the building and saw the deficiencies. I will advocate to have the project included in the 2022 Capital Investment bill.

andrew

COVID-19 Booster Shots Available

COVID-19 remains a threat to our health and those who have received their first and second Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or their single Johnson & Johnson dose, can now receive their booster shots.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, Minnesotans who got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine can now get a booster at least six months after their initial series if they are:

  • 65 years and older;
  • Age 18 and older and live in long-term care settings;
  • Age 18 and older and have underlying medical conditions;
  • Age 18 and older and work or live in high-risk settings.

All Minnesotans aged 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are recommended to get a booster shot at least 2 months after their initial vaccine.

You can also 'mix and match' COVID-19 vaccine boosters, meaning anybody who is eligible to get a booster shot can get any of the three currently authorized or approved vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson – regardless of what product they received for their primary series. Minnesotans can direct questions about mixing and matching doses to their healthcare provider.

How Minnesotans can get their free shot:

You can also call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at    1-833-431-2053 Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Remember to also get your yearly flu shot, available from your health care provider or local pharmacies. It takes all of us to keep each other safe!

Minnesota Values Project

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Stay In Touch

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Sincerely,

Andrew Carlson 

State Representative

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