Updated: March 25, 2021 05:51 PM
Created: March 25, 2021 04:33 PM
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan are expected to announce Friday that all Minnesotans 16 years of age and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning March 30.
Walz’s spokesperson Teddy Tschann released the following statement:
“Tomorrow, Governor Walz will announce that all Minnesotans 16 years of age and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination beginning Tuesday, March 30. The final eligibility expansion comes as the federal government has promised an increased supply of vaccine by April, and as Minnesota has become a national leader in getting shots into arms quickly. This week Minnesota was ranked number one in the country for the percentage of vaccine doses administered to Minnesotans. The state has vaccinated 80% of our seniors, outperforming the nation, and has also vaccinated at least two-thirds of our school and child care personnel.”