Governor Tim Walz said Wednesday in the best-case scenario, COVID vaccinations could begin in Minnesota “somewhere around Christmas.” The governor says it’s expected the F-D-A will issue an emergency use authorization on December 11th, and for Minnesota…

“Hopefully by about this time next week, we should have a pretty darn good timeline.”

Health care workers and nursing homes would be the first to receive the vaccine under federal priority requirements.   But Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says at first there will *not* be sufficient vaccine to cover all medical providers in Minnesota:

“There are more providers in these categories than there will be initial doses.”

It’s not yet clear how soon sufficient COVID vaccine would be available.