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Minnesota reports more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The State of Minnesota reported a milestone in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, with more than 1 million doses administered.

According to a news release from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, as of Friday's official report from the state, 1,016,210 doses have been administered to Minnesotans.

The governor added that 728,081 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 286,543 people who have completed the two-dose series.

“This is a milestone day. Minnesotans have received 1 million doses of these safe, effective, live-saving vaccines,” Walz said in the news release. “Every time a Minnesotan gets their shot, they are protecting themselves and moving our entire state closer to ending this pandemic. We still need more vaccine from the federal government and we have a long road ahead, but we can truly see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

The news comes a day after the state launched a new "COVID-19 Vaccine Connector" tool to help residents figure out when and how they can be vaccinated.

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