Mobile vaccination units, the latest strategy in the vaccination push in Minnesota, have officially launched in the state.
The Walz-Flanagan Administration announced the beginning of the mobile vaccination unit effort, which will be providing COVID vaccinations in communities throughout the state.
Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm toured the mobile units, which are buses, and spoke a bit about the effort at a recent press conference.
“The buses will go where they are requested. We welcome requests,” said Malcom.
Health officials say the focus communities will include, but are not limited to, people of color, urban Native Americans, LGBTQI+, people with disabilities and unique health needs and many more.
There are two mobile units so far, with six expected by the summer. They’re expected to be able to vaccinate up to 150 people per day.
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.
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