More than 3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Minnesota, but health officials are still urging caution with virus cases rising in the state.
In an effort to answer some questions answered for its community on vaccines and rising variant cases, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa posted a video to Facebook featuring the band’s medical director Dr. Charity Reynolds.
Dr. Reynolds began by discussing the COVID-19 variants.
“Variants are the No. 1 strain of the COVID-19 virus at this time. We know the UK virus is the no. 1 virus in this region and in this area. We need to continue to be careful. Scientists are working to produce a booster for the vaccine so we can be protected against this virus, but in the meantime, we need to be careful.” said Reynolds.
Dr. Reynolds also discusses future vaccination for children.
“Likely end of year of early 2022, that’s likely to be available for the general population. Meanwhile, COVID-19 community coordinators, working with the state’s health department, continue efforts to get vaccine information and other resources to the state’s diverse communities, including help with transportation, housing, and language barriers during the pandemic,” said Reynolds.