New COVID-19 Booster Expected To Arrive This Week
State health officials say updated COVID-19 boosters are on the way for all Minnesotans.
Gov. Tim Walz held a news conference Tuesday to get his flu shot and to encourage others to do the same.
At the time of the conference, the COVID-19 shot was not yet in Minnesota. But Walz said he planned to get it as soon as it arrived.
Walz, along with Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Brooke Cunningham, said it is a relief to add COVID-19 shots into the annual flu shot routine.
“There is no risk to getting both shots at the same time,” Cunningham said. “As the governor said, we expect COVID vaccines to be arriving in Minnesota any day now.”
Cunningham suggests people get their shots in September or October.
The CDC recommends the shots for anyone six months or older. Cunningham said anyone can get it as long as two months have passed since your last booster.
The COVID-19 shots are available commercially and most insurance companies cover the vaccine at no cost.
For those without insurance, options are available. You can learn more about vaccines and availability on Vaccines.gov.