ST. PAUL, MN -- Minnesotans 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week, according to Governor Walz's office.
The final eligibility expansion comes as the federal government has promised an increased supply of vaccines by April, and as Minnesota has become a national leader in distributing shots.
“Minnesotans have done a remarkable job helping our most vulnerable get vaccinated and waiting their turn. Now, as we prepare to receive more vaccine heading into April, it’s time for all Minnesotans to get in line,” said Governor Walz.
“Minnesota has been leading the nation in getting shots into arms, and we plan to continue that leadership. By expanding eligibility to all Minnesotans, we will give providers the flexibility they need to keep getting shots into arms quickly, efficiently, and equitably.”
Governor Tim Walz will address Minnesotans live, Friday at 11:30 a.m.
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People in that age range can start making appointments Tuesday, March 30.
Right now, only people with certain health conditions and high-risk jobs are eligible.