Minnesota officials say it’s OK now for the state’s health care providers to expand the pool of people eligible for a COVID-19 shot. The problem: Minnesota doesn’t have the supplies yet to vaccinate them.
State health leaders on Thursday said hospitals and other providers can now vaccinate a wider group of Minnesotans, including people age 65 and older and those most susceptible to the disease.
The move allows providers with available vaccine to get it into arms as quickly as possible and to “make sure they have nothing holding them back,” Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm told reporters.
The commissioner added a big caveat — the state needed to get more vaccine from federal authorities to make the broader eligibility work. She emphasized that those in