Walz administration allocates 24,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to pharmacies across Minnesota

Walz administration allocates 24,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to pharmacies across Minnesota Photo: KSTP.

Updated: February 08, 2021 03:37 PM
Created: February 08, 2021 03:08 PM

Gov. Tim Walz's administration has allocated 24,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to pharmacies around the state this week.

According to a release from Gov. Walz's office, Walmart and Thrifty White, who are taking part in the first phase of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, have been allocated 16,000 doses for the week to administer to adults ages 65 and older across the state.

Walgreens Pharmacies have also been allocated 8,000 doses for those 65 and older. The Walgreens allocation is a one-time reallocation of doses not scheduled for use this week from the Pharmacy Partnership Program.

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“We are giving Minnesotans expanded options for how they can get the vaccine,” Walz said. “The vaccine supply remains extremely limited, but we are developing a strong and reliable network of different ways Minnesotans can get vaccinated. We are committed to meeting Minnesotans where they are and will continue to work relentlessly to give everyone access to the vaccine no matter where they live.”

Appointments at Walmart, Thrifty White and Walgreens will become available in the coming days. Locations and contact information for scheduling appointments can be found at the link here.

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