Officials say 57 percent of Minnesotans age 16 and over have now received the complete series of the COVID vaccine, and 54 percent of those age 12-plus.   And Kris Ehresmann with the state Health Department sends “hats off” to those 65 and over:

“89.3 percent have had a dose, and 86.2 percent have completed the series, so that’s really significant.”

And Ehresmann says Minnesotans age 12 to 15 have been “amazing”:

“They just had the opportunity to get vaccinated a bit over a week ago, and we’re at 21.5 percent of that population has already received vaccine.”

More than 2.8 million Minnesotans have had one dose of the COVID vaccine and more than two-and-a-half million have received both doses.