Minnesota Expanding Vaccine Network to Include Pharmacies
The state of Minnesota has already announced several vaccination sites across the state, including one here in Duluth, now they are adding some retail locations around the state.
Starting this week Minnesota's vaccine network will grow to include some pharmacies around the state. Walmart and Thrifty White are partners with the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and are expected to administer 16,000 vaccines to those 65+ across the state.
Governor Tim Walz is also reallocating 8,000 doses for Walgreens to vaccinate adults 65+, those vaccines are expected to arrive at 40 in-store pharmacies across the state this week. The state says that this is a one-time reallocation of doses not scheduled for use this week from the Pharmacy Partnership Program.
“We are giving Minnesotans expanded options for how they can get the vaccine,” said Governor Walz in a press release. “The vaccine supply remains extremely limited, but we are developing a strong and reliable network of different ways Minnesotans can get vaccinated. We are committed to meeting Minnesotans where they are and will continue to work relentlessly to give everyone access to the vaccine no matter where they live.”
At some point this week Walgreens, Walmart, and Thrifty White will start booking appointments for the vaccine, for a list of locations, and appointment scheduling keep checking this website being run by the state. The state says it will also be contacting seniors on the waitlist if opportunities become available in their area.