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Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Expanding MN Vaccine Eligibility

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Expanding MN Vaccine Eligibility
Expanding MN Vaccine Eligibility
All Minnesotans age 16+

Topping our news: as vaccine eligibility opens up to all minnesotans 16 years of age and older olmsted county public health says the expansion is highlighting the positive progress we're making.

Kimt news three's jessica bringe joins us live in rochester with what this next step means for the county.

Jessica.

George ?

"* in olmsted county *- public health says around 90?

*- percent of those 65 and older have now been vaccinated..

Which is why director graham briggs says it makes sense to expand eligibility.

However, olmsted county is administering around 9?

"* thousand doses a week at this point so demand will outweigh supply.

Briggs says that may mean getting an appointment could be difficult for the next couple of weeks ?

"* since there are around 50?

"* thousand people just in olmsted county who are now while somebody may be frustrated today or tomorrow looking for a dose vaccine out there we're in a much better position than we were a month ago, or three months ago or six months ago and my hope is that trend continues that a month from now and two months from now we are working our way out of this pandemic.

Public health says the expansion will also allow whole families to get vaccinated instead of just one or two family members.

Live in rochester jessica bringe kimt news three.

Thank you jessica.

Public health says the community will likely have to be patient as it could take some time for the vaccine supply to catch up with the demand.

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