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Minnesota ranks 1st in nation in administering vaccines it has received

Mar 24, 2021 07:32AM ● By Editor
In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 file photo, empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Makers of COVID-19 vaccines need everything to go right as they scale up from early-stage production to hundreds of millions of doses – and any little hiccup could cause a delay.  Photo: AP Photo/John Locher. 

From KSTP-TV - March 23, 2021

Tuesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced the state ranks first in the nation for the percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota has administered 88.55% of the vaccine doses it has received. To date, Minnesota vaccine providers have administered 2.2 million out of the 2.5 million doses they have received, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The state has consistently been among the top 10 states for the percentage of vaccine doses administered for the last month. 

"I am so proud of all the hard work done in our state to make Minnesota a consistent leader in the nation in getting shots into arms," Walz said in a statement. "From our providers working around the clock, to local public health organizing on the ground, to our community leaders providing invaluable services and educating their neighbors, to all the Minnesotans rolling up their sleeves when it's their turn, I am grateful for everyone in our state working together to end this pandemic. Now let's keep up the good work — we won't stop until every Minnesotan who wants a shot gets one."

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