The state of Minnesota is providing further clarity on who will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in future phases of the statewide rollout.

“We have added type 1 diabetes to the list of qualifying conditions. So it is now both type one and type two diabetes.   And for essential workers, two additional groups have been added to the third tier of phase one b, public health workers and judicial system workers.”

Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says this guidance will only come into play once they have completed the “phase 1-a” vaccinations.

“We will continue this work and we won’t be in a position to move on to the next phases for several weeks yet.”

The full guidelines for future phases are posted on the M-D-H website.