This achievement comes as 64% of Minnesota residents above the age of 16 have at least one dose of the vaccine. The New York Times reported that new cases in Minnesota had decreased 49% in the last two weeks - quicker than other 44 states.
Governor Tim Walz applauded the progress so far and encouraged more people to participate in the state’s vaccination program.
“Minnesotans know how to take care of each other, and I am deeply grateful for the 2.5 million Minnesotans who have completed their vaccine series to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and their community,” said Governor Walz.
“What we’re seeing is simple and clear: the more our vaccination numbers rise, the more our COVID-19 numbers fall – and the more life looks like normal. We’ve made strong progress, but we need everyone who can get vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible so we can all have the summer we want and be protected from the virus,” added Walz.
Minnesota keeps its focus on vaccine outreach, meeting people where they are, and making it as convenient as possible to get a jab. For example, several of Minnesota’s professional sports franchises are offering a series of on-site vaccination available for fans.
Six mobile vaccination buses are crossing the state, and all state community vaccination sites are offering walk-in appointments in countless local public health and community vaccine events near you.
Minnesotans who haven’t received the vaccine are encouraged to find appointments near them using the state’s Vaccine Locator Map. Here are some other ways Minnesotans can get their shot:
- Walk-in or make an appointment through the Vaccine Connector at one of the state’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program locations: VaccineConnector.mn.gov.
- Appointment hotline: 833-431-2053
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Check for vaccine appointments using the Vaccine Finder on https://www.vaccines.gov/. You can search for appointments by vaccine type (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson).
- Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.