What do we know about the COVID-19 vaccine?

As Minnesotans begin to see the light at the end of the long, hard winter that has been the COVID-19 global pandemic, they can rest assured that Minnesota is ready to receive and distribute a vaccine effectively, safely, and equitably at the moment, it is made available to states.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Walz has been committed to transparency and accountability, bringing Minnesotans along with him every step of the way.

On December 8, the Governor briefed Minnesotans on the COVID-19 vaccine. The video of his presentation is available on his YouTube page. The Governor outlined the three principles that will guide our distribution of the vaccine:

• Immunize for impact: Maximize immediate health benefit, reduce death, and minimize the harm created by COVID-19 by starting with those most susceptible to serious complications and those who care for them.

• Equitable distribution and access: Make sure no procedural or structural issues impact access to the vaccine among any particular group or population. And help ensure Minnesotans in every corner and every community know they can trust the process, the safety, and the effectiveness of the vaccine.

• Transparency: Share information as quickly as possible. . .

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