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1 million Minnesotans fully vaccinated, Walz receives his shot

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ST. PAUL, MN -- One million Minnesotans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to Governor Walz, one million Minnesotans have completed the vaccine process as of Tuesday.

He said people getting vaccinated moves us closer to getting back to normal.

This vaccine milestone comes on the same day all Minnesotans 16 and older can start making appointments.

"Now, we’re ready to make sure everyone can get the relief from a life-saving shot so we can get back to all the things and people we’ve missed, and end this pandemic together,” said Gov. Walz.

Minnesota reported more than 70,000 vaccines administered over the weekend, the two highest days on record.

The seven-day average for doses administered is now more than 44,000 per day, an all-time high.

According to CDC, you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine.

With it being the first day all Minnesotans aged 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Tim Walz and former Republican governor Tim Pawlenty also received their single-shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The two received their shots side by side Tuesday. You can watch the full press conference in the video above.

“I was excited to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine today, alongside my friend and former Republican governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty,” said Governor Walz. “It doesn’t matter where you live or who you vote for, we can all agree we need to end this pandemic. The vaccines are how we get there. So roll up your sleeves, Minnesota, the end is in sight.”

For additional vaccine information, head to our vaccine headquarters here.

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