As shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine continue to make their way to health care facilities in the state, there are some concerns about how much vaccine Minnesota has received. Amy Williams executive dean of Mayo Clinic Practice, says while they have been able to vaccinate about 6% of their workforce, they have heard vaccines are being given to health care workers not directly working with COVID patients:

“They are hearing from their colleagues around the state as well as other states that they are getting vaccinated even if they have roles that don’t expose them on a regular basis to COVID-19 patients.”

Williams says they have reached out to the appropriate channels about getting more doses of the vaccine. She says Mayo Clinic has the ability to vaccinate 10,000 employees a week if the quantity of vaccine is available. Williams says at this rate it could be February before all staff working on COVID units are vaccinated.