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Walz: Hy-Vee pharmacies to begin administering COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced that Hy-Vee will be added to the network of pharmacies administering the COVID-19 vaccine in the state.

According to a news release from the governor on Monday, Hy-Vee will join Walmart and Thrifty White in participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy program.

Walz said that this week, Hy-Vee is set to administer more than 10,000 vaccine doses to people who are 65 years old and older at more than 30 locations in Minnesota.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Saturday, 759,747 people (13.7% of Minnesotans) have received at least one dose of the vaccine in the state. This includes 356,911 people (6.4% of Minnesotans) who have completed the two-dose vaccine series.

“We’re working to mobilize every opportunity we have to get our Minnesota seniors vaccinated as quickly and safely as possible,” Walz said in a news release. “Today we’re expanding our options for how Minnesotans can get vaccinated and while supply remains frustratingly limited, we will keep working relentlessly to build our provider network and get shots into arms of our most vulnerable populations.”

Appointments at Hy-Vee are scheduled to be made available in the coming days, and locations will be will be accessible on the state's Vaccine Locator once the information is available. The news release added that seniors who are signed up for the Vaccine Connector will be notified about the new opportunity.

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