More than 3,000 people vaccinated against COVID-19 at Minnesota State Fair

(ABC 6 News) – Governor Tim Walz announced that more than 3,000 Fairgoers were vaccinated at the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic at the Minnesota State Fair.

“Over 3,000 more Minnesotans have received protection against COVID-19 thanks to the State Fair’s Community Vaccination Clinic. Thank you to everyone who made this convenient vaccination opportunity for Minnesotans possible,” said Governor Walz. “We need every eligible Minnesotan to roll up their sleeves and get their shot so we can have a safe, healthy fall and make our schools safer for students and teachers. Our children who cannot yet get vaccinated are relying on you.”

In total, 3,118 Fairgoers received a free COVID-19 vaccine at the Community Vaccination Clinic and 3,042 Fairgoers claimed a $100 Visa gift card for getting their first dose.

“Our mission has always been to make getting COVID-19 shots as easy and convenient as possible,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “The State Fair vaccination clinic was a huge success in meeting more than 3,000 people where they are to continue building broad community protection against COVID-19. Vaccines and opportunities to get vaccinated are widely available across the state. If we want to keep our kids in schools and parents at work this year, we need everyone who is eligible to do their part and get vaccinated.”

Last week, Governor Walz and the YMCA of the North announced a series of free COVID-19 vaccine clinics at YMCA locations across the Greater Twin Cities area. In addition, anyone looking to get a vaccine can visit the vaccine connector or call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 public hotline for assistance at 833-431-2053.