Governor Tim Walz at the Mall of America today (Wed), encouraging Minnesota families to get their 12- to 15-year-olds vaccinated against COVID:

“The vaccines are readily available within miles of everyone’s home.  There are opportunities right now.  If you get an appointment, you can get your children in right away.”

The “Roll Up Your Sleeves, Minnesota Families” campaign is through this Saturday.   During this week, 12- to 15-year-olds and their families will be prioritized for shots at the Mall of America community vaccination site.  Minnesota’s vaccination rate has slowed down and officials say they’re looking at a number of strategies to boost it.