More than 2M Minnesotans have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

A nurse prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the new coronavirus to be injected at the Andras Josa Teaching Hospital in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Photo: AP/ Attila Balazs/MTI. A nurse prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the new coronavirus to be injected at the Andras Josa Teaching Hospital in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.

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Updated: April 11, 2021 03:05 PM
Created: April 11, 2021 02:22 PM

Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday that more than 2 million Minnesotans have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, five weeks after announcing 1 million Minnesotans had at least one dose on March 6. 

According to the release, administering the first million first doses took nearly 12 weeks once the vaccine arrived in the state in December. Minnesota had another record-breaking weekend, reporting more than 175,500 vaccine doses administered in Saturday and Sunday’s vaccine reports. The state reported its highest day of vaccine administration yet on Saturday, with 89,214 doses reported and 86,339 doses reported Sunday.

“Getting vaccinated will allow us to get back to the people we love and the things we have missed — and put an end to this pandemic,” Walz said. “I am so grateful that 2 million Minnesotans have rolled up their sleeves, taken their shot, and put us on the path back to normalcy. We are working tirelessly to get vaccines to all Minnesotans who need them, and if everyone gets a shot when they are able, we will put this pandemic behind us and enjoy the brighter days we know are ahead.”

As of Sunday’s vaccine report, 2,050,888 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 1,386,766 Minnesotans have completed the vaccine series. 


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