[ST. PAUL, MN] — Governor Tim Walz announced today that 2 million Minnesotans have completed the vaccination process. While it took the state 15 weeks to complete the first million vaccine series, it took just five weeks to complete the second million vaccine series.
“I am grateful for the 2 million Minnesotans who rolled up their sleeves and completed their vaccine series to protect themselves and their community against this deadly disease,” said Governor Walz. “Every Minnesotan who gets a shot in their arm brings us closer to closing this chapter and getting back to all the things in life we want to get back to. I encourage everyone who patiently waited their turn to get us to this milestone today to now take their turn, get their shot as soon as possible, and bring about the brighter days that are just around the corner.”
“Minnesotans have done an extraordinary job doing their part to end this pandemic,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “I am grateful for everyone who has gotten us to this milestone today — from the providers distributing vaccines, to the Minnesotans rolling up their sleeves, to the organizers on the ground making sure no community is left behind, to the friends and neighbors helping their loved ones get these life-saving shots. This has been a true team effort and I know we can get to the finish line together.”
From direct scheduling at state vaccination sites to mobile units bringing vaccines to communities across the state, Minnesota continues to reduce barriers to getting vaccinated and lead the nation in getting shots into arms. More than 4.4 million doses have been administered in Minnesota, with nearly 60% of the 16+ population having received at least one dose.
Appointments are available at the nine state vaccination sites. Minnesotans can directly make appointments at vaccineconnector.mn.gov .