Over 9,000 vaccinated at Minnesota COVID-19 vaccine pilot clinics Friday

Over 9,000 Minnesotans were vaccinated at COVID-19 vaccine pilot clinics across the state Friday.

According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Health, the state reported more than 9,000 Minnesotans received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today at pilot clinics around the state.

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St. Paul’s Roy Wilkins Auditorium administered over 3,200 vaccines to educators and childcare workers while clinics in Blaine and Brooklyn Center administered over 1,000 vaccines each to individuals 65 or older

Clinics in Rochester, St. Cloud, Marshall, Mt. Iron, Mankato, Fergus Falls and Thief River Falls administered over 3,800 shots total to educators, child care workers and individuals 65 or older.

The pilot clinics initially are serving only adults 65 and older, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 educators, staff and childcare workers.

Educators, child care providers take part in mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul

With the additional vaccinations Friday, more than 15,000 Minnesotans have received vaccines at pilot clinics this week.