Representative Angie Craig highlights new tools making it easier for Minnesotans to get vaccinated

By: Cannon Falls Beacon – May 9, 2021

U.S. Representative Angie Craig highlighted new tools to help make it easier for Minnesotans to get vaccinated this week.

Currently, Minnesotans sixteen years or older can get help making a vaccine appointment at a nearby location by entering their ZIP code at www.vaccines.gov or by texting their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829). 

“I’m incredibly proud of the progress that we’ve made in Minnesota – where more than sixty percent of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. In order to protect our friends and neighbors and return to normal, it’s absolutely crucial that we keep up the momentum,” said Representative Craig. “And now, with these helpful tools, it’s easier than ever to find a vaccine near you.”

Right now, more than 90 percent of Americans live within five miles of a vaccine site. Across the country, there are nearly 40,000 local pharmacies, more than 650 community health centers and hundreds of community vaccination centers and mobile clinics where Americans can get a shot. These new vaccine finder tools make it quicker and more convenient than ever to make an appointment. 

Under the leadership of President Biden and Democrats in Congress, the pace of vaccination has quickly ramped up over the last three months thanks to the critical resources delivered by the American Rescue Plan. As of this week, more than 105 million Americans are fully vaccinated. More than 147 million Americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including more than 80 percent of seniors, educators, school staff and childcare workers, as well as 90 percent of doctors.

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