Minnesota surpasses 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations

    People receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during “Senior Weekend” at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., February 2, 2021. (Parker Michels-Boyce/ For the Virginia Mercury)

    Gov. Tim Walz announced today that Minnesota has administered more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations across the state,

    Roughly 12.9% — 728,081 people — have received at least one dose of vaccine. About 5% of the state — 286,543 people — is fully vaccinated, according to Minnesota Department of Health data. That’s the capacity of U.S. Bank stadium more than four times over. 

    The state announced on Thursday vaccine registration for all Minnesotans via the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector. All residents who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to sign up. Read more about the Connector here

    Currently, Minnesota is vaccinating people 65 and older, healthcare workers, pre-K through grade 12 educators and child care workers.

    As of Feb. 19, 477,287 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,412 have died — eight deaths confirmed in the past day. 

    “We don’t have enough doses for everyone to get the vaccine right now,” Walz said. “But when your time comes, Minnesota, roll up your sleeve, get your shot, and we’ll get to the finish line, together.”

    Gracie Stockton
    Gracie Stockton is a senior at the University of Minnesota. She was awarded the 2021 Kaufman scholarship from the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication and joined the Reformer as an intern. Gracie also studies theatre and Russian, and is an artist in her free time.