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The “end game”: Gov. Walz reviews vaccine distribution

HENNEPIN CO., MN-- Minnesota's governor got a first-hand look at how vaccine distribution is going in the state.

Governor Tim Walz toured a vaccine clinic in Hennepin County Friday afternoon.

He said he wanted to see what was working, and what could be improved.

The state is receiveing 65,000 doses a week.

Walz said they'll be finished vaccinating the first tier of workers soon. That includes hospital staff and first responders.

It will then open up to more people.

"We've got a ways to go here, but this truely is the end game if we can start to get that critical number of folks vaccinated while we still continue to do those very basic things of masking, social distancing, washing hands, staying home when you're sick," said Walz.

The governor said test positivity is creeping up slightly in Minnesota after the holidays.

He encouraged everyone to take advantage of the free testing available.

Bonney Bowman

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