Minnesota Dept. of Health Extends COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Program
The Minnesota Department of Health will extend their mobile vaccination program, in an effort to help serve underserved populations and communities of color. This as the number of reported COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
The department will keep two of the vaccination units in service.
The six mobile vaccination units in service from April through August administered more than 72 hundred doses of vaccine across the state, including in places like Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center.
“We are excited to see that communities are using this resource, and we are thrilled to continue serving Minnesotans with this unique program,” said Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm in a press release. “Vaccination is vital to stopping the spread of COVID-19, and every Minnesotan deserves access to life-saving vaccines. Working toward equitable COVID-19 vaccination rates has been at the core of our work, and the mobile vaccination units have helped fill a gap in being able to bring vaccines directly to people who might not otherwise have the chance to get vaccinated.”
The mobile units allow for more equitable distribution of vaccines by prioritizing vulnerable and underserved communities. Focus communities for the mobile units include people of color, urban Native Americans, LGBTQI+, people with disabilities and unique health needs, people living in isolation, and people experiencing homelessness.
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