The Twin Cities metro area has passed the 70-percent mark for those 16 and over who have had at least one dose of the COVID vaccine — but that number is only at 57 percent for Greater Minnesota. Health officials expect there’s more “vaccine hesitancy” until better information gets out. Commissioner Jan Malcolm:
“If we have pockets of the state where the virus is able to spread more easily and spin off additional variants potentially, that’s of concern to the whole population.”
The Health Department’s Doctor Nathan Chomilo says they’re setting targets and looking at counties, zip codes and even individual census tracts, to try to bring vaccine to communities and address people’s questions.