Olmsted County Public Health, Mayo Clinic experts share COVID-19 vaccination details

Experts from Olmsted County Public Health and Mayo Clinic shared details during a Thursday press briefing about the week’s COVID-19 vaccination allocations, data about how many community members have been vaccinated, how they are addressing hesitancy by some in receiving the vaccine and answered questions from the media about relevant topics.  KAUS News spoke with Graham Briggs, M.P.H., director of Olmsted County Public Health who addressed the temporary pause in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine due to six  reported U.S. cases of a severe type of blood clot in individuals who received the vaccine…

Dr. Melanie Swift, co-chair of Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Work Group was asked during the briefing whether Mayo is still prioritizing patients with chronic health concerns to receive the COVID-19 vaccine…

The Minnesota Department of Health reported that at last word in Mower County, 15,989 people out of a total population of 40,124 have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 10,527 people have received both doses of the vaccine for a total of 26.2% of the county’s population completing the vaccination series. 

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