Minnesota Reaches 70% Vaccination Goal

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the state reached the goal set by President Biden and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to vaccinate 70% of the state’s 18-and-older population with at least one dose by July 4. Minnesota was the second state in the Midwest to meet President Biden’s goal.

The CDC COVID Data Tracker shows 3,045,012 Minnesotans age 18 years and older (70.2%) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“This is a remarkable achievement, and a credit to every Minnesotan who has rolled up their sleeves to get their vaccine and protect themselves and their communities,” Governor Tim Walz said in a press release. “Ahead of Independence Day weekend, we’re celebrating getting 70% of Minnesota adults vaccinated and all the good news that brings for Minnesota. Because of COVID-19 vaccines, new cases and hospitalizations are down to some of their lowest levels of the pandemic. With nearly 6 million doses administered across our state, we are seeing firsthand that these vaccines work, and I encourage every Minnesotan who has not yet been vaccinated to get their shot as soon as they can.”

Minnesota health officials say the state is also leading the Midwest in the percentage of the overall population fully vaccinated.

Health providers continue to hold vaccination events across the state. Walk-ins are accepted at all community vaccination program sites. Residents can find vaccine location sites by visiting vaccines.gov