New Permanent Vaccine Site Coming To Duluth
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced plans to open several new covid-19 vaccination sites. One of those sites will be located in Duluth, although we don't know where yet as it has not been shared publicly.
According to WDIO, the Governor issued a news release that said they will open new sites in Duluth, Minneapolis, and another in Southern Minnesota. Walz says that they will be building on lessons learned in the vaccine pilot program and using these new permanent vaccination sites can help expand access to getting the COVID-19 Vaccine.
So far, over 220,000 Minnesotans have registered for the program. However, the supply isn't there yet, and only a small amount of people have received vaccine. They expect that 35,000 Minnesotans over the age of 65 will receive the vaccine this week. Those people that have registered for the vaccine will remain on the list if they haven't received their vaccine yet. Education and child care staff will also have the opportunity to receive the vaccine this week at some sites.
The Governor also asks that Minnesotans aged 65 and older check with their medical providers about a COVID-19 vaccine. You can check the state's vaccine finder to see community vaccination sites around Minnesota.
Walz acknowledges that we need more supply of the vaccines, but stresses that we need to work quickly with what we have and be ready for when the federal government ramps up the supply.