Created: November 23, 2021 01:01 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Tuesday that the state is among the top for vaccination rates of 5 to 11-year-olds as well as the rate of administering booster doses to adults.
Minnesota currently sits sixth in the nation for the percentage of 5 to 11-year-olds who have at least on COVID-19 vaccine dose.
The state ranks second in the nation in the percent of fully vaccinated people with booster doses. According to a press release on Tuesday, providers across the state have administered more than 881,000 third doses and booster doses, and according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota follows only Vermont in booster administration.
“We need every eligible Minnesotan vaccinated to slow the spread of COVID in our schools and communities and help our overburdened hospitals,” said Governor Walz.
“Right now, thousands of families are stepping up to get their children vaccinated and boost their own protection. I am proud of our state for meeting this moment and doing our part to curb this current surge. This holiday season: get your children vaccinated, and get your booster when you’re due.”
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