Listeners react to state's COVID-19 vaccine expansion

A man holds a vial while wearing a face mask.
John Pastor, right, and Dr. Abe Jacob of Fairview Health show Gov. Tim Walz a newly-arrived vial of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine in Minneapolis earlier this month.
Matt Sepic | MPR News file

While some Minnesotans celebrated the news Friday that the state is opening up vaccine eligibility to all Minnesotans 16 and older, others who have had a hard time getting an appointment saw the task as even more daunting.

The state is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility starting Tuesday.

MPR News host Angela Davis talked with reporter Catharine Richert about the state’s latest plans to expand vaccine eligibility. They also took listener calls.


  • Catharine Richert is an MPR News reporter based in Rochester, Minn.

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