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Video: 'Get your shot before prom': Vaccination clinic geared towards Minnesota teens

Apr 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.

To see the original story and read related stories, follow this link to the KSTP-TV website.

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