REP. HEINRICH APPLAUDS VACCINE PILOT SITE IN ANDOVER
ANOKA, MN - On Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health announced a new community COVID-19 vaccine program that partners with local public health and school districts at nine locations across the state - including a location in Andover, MN. The pilot sites will initially serve adults aged 65 and older, Pre-K through Grade 12 teachers and school staff, and staff working at licensed and certified child care programs. According the announcement, a "small number of doses" will be available at each site for eligible Minnesotans, and appointments can be made by phone or online only for Minnesotans 65+. The website and phone number are expected to be made available Tuesday, and appointments are set to begin on Thursday. School districts will select pilot program participants, and child care providers will be randomly selected and notified to secure an appointment.
Rep. John Heinrich, R-Anoka, issued the following statement about the new Andover COVID-19 vaccine pilot site:
"It's encouraging that this pilot site will be available right here in our community for teachers, 65+ Minnesotans, and childcare providers," Heinrich said. "This site will be a great resource when the vaccine is eventually made available to the rest of the public. For now, this will hopefully speed up our efforts to safely reopen our schools and help bring our economy back."
Rep. Heinrich plans to post website, phone, and other key information about the new Anoka COVID-19 vaccine pilot site to his legislative Facebook page as it becomes available. You can find Rep. Heinrich's Legislative Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RepJohnHeinrich.