(FOX 9) - Minnesota is now third in the nation for percentage of fully vaccinated adults with COVID-19 booster doses, the governor's office announced Tuesday.
According to a release from Gov. Walz's office, the CDC has administered booster doses to 10.8% of fully vaccinated adults, behind only Alaska and Vermont.
The announcement comes as Gov. Walz, former Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty, and MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm received their COVID-19 vaccine booster Tuesday afternoon.
According to CDC 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 age 18 and older who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are recommended to get a booster shot at least two months after their initial vaccine.
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