Minnesota turning buses into mobile COVID-19 vaccine units

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was the first to be approved for emergency use in the U.S. Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was the first to be approved for emergency use in the U.S. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

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Created: April 20, 2021 05:49 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota health officials are turning buses into mobile COVID-19 vaccine units that will focus on serving communities with a high rate of the coronavirus.

The buses are staffed to provide up to 150 vaccinations per day and are available to community groups that want to host events to deliver shots.

The state Health Department says vulnerable areas include agricultural workplaces, homeless encampments and housing complexes where residents lack transportation. Targeted communities include people of color, urban Native Americans and people with disabilities,

The Star Tribune reports that the retrofitted Metro Transit buses include space for two patients to wait for shots, while two others receive them.

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