During a brief appearance, Gov. Tim Walz mentioned that about 3,000 doses had arrived.

Shots made by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech are the first authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration—beginning what will become the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history.

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned KAAL-TV reports about 975 doses of the vaccine also arrived at Olmsted Medical Center Monday morning.

“This is an exciting day for Minnesota,” Walz said. “The first vaccines are here. They are safe, and they will be ready to go soon. The sun is coming up, Minnesota.”

“With these first shipments, we will soon begin vaccinating thousands of health care workers and the most critically at-risk Minnesotans,” Walz continued. “All Minnesotans will have the opportunity

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