Video: 'Get your shot before prom': Vaccination clinic geared towards Minnesota teensApr 27, 2021 04:50AM ● By Editor
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By Ellen Galles of KSTP-TV - April 26, 2021
Anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, which means there is now a push to vaccinate high school students here in Minnesota.
A special walk-in vaccination event geared toward teens ages 16 and up is taking place at the Indian Health Board Tuesday afternoon at 2020 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. No appointment is needed.
The idea was to create messaging specifically geared toward teens to share on social media and through schools. The notice reads: "Get Vaccinated Before Prom."
The hope is to vaccinate at least 500 students Tuesday afternoon.
"With proms coming up and graduations, teens have been through a lot this year and we want to make sure they can celebrate safely this summer," said Laz Carreon, with the Indian Health Board.
More than 35,000 16 and 17-year-olds in Minnesota have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine as of April 24, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
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