This week nearly 200,000 Minnesotans older than the age of 65 entered their name into a lottery system with the hopes of being randomly selected to receive the COVID19 vaccine. Among them are elderly individuals who live independently and haven’t had access to the vaccine through assisted living programs.
As the vaccination rollout continues around the state of Minnesota, health officials in the more rural areas are struggling with fewer resources and staff, making the process more straining and time-consuming.
Minnesotans ages 65 and older have until 5 a.m. Wednesday morning to sign up to be entered into a lottery to receive a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
Minnesota health officials say 13,369 educators, child care providers and people over the age of 65 were vaccinated over the last several days.
Walmart announced Friday that it expects to deliver up to 13 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine per month "when supply and allocations allow."
Gov. Tim Walz's administration is debating how to handle the 11,000 seniors who were waitlisted for a coronavirus vaccine during this week's sign-up period.
A new vaccination effort kicks off in Minnesota Thursday, expanding vaccine availability to people 65 years of age and older as well as educators.
The results of an experimental vaccine being tested in the Twin Cities metro are expected soon. Some health experts say it has the potential to be a game changer.
A number of states are reporting they are running out of COVID-19 vaccines despite the federal government moving to ramp up vaccinations.
Members of a Senate Health and Human Services Committee received updates on Minnesota’s early COVID-19 vaccine efforts Wednesday.
Minnesota will launch a pilot program this week for people 65 years and older, teachers and child care workers to get the coronavirus vaccine, but initial doses will be very limited. Nine appointment-only sites across the state will start offering vaccines.
Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments is triggering anger and confusion in some states.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said federal officials should be "prosecuted" after the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration didn't have a stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines when it announced this week that it would release the reserves.
The Minnesota Department of Health is advising health care providers if they have any remaining COVID-19 vaccine doses available after vaccinating health care workers, they can provide them to Minnesotans aged 65 years and older as well as younger Minnesotans who have underlying health conditions.
The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.
Dollar General is one of the first major companies to announce extra pay for workers who get vaccinated.
The Republican president of the Minnesota Senate is asking Gov. Tim Walz to turn COVID-19 testing sites into vaccine clinics to get doses to a broader population, but a shortage of supplies will complicate the task.
Federal officials shifted the nation’s vaccine strategy on Tuesday, eight days before President-Elect Joe Biden is to take office, saying states should begin vaccinating older adults over 65 and those with documented pre-existing conditions.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, have received their coronavirus vaccinations.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he gave a "big cheer" to President-elect Joe Biden for deciding to release almost all coronavirus vaccine doses to the states.