At a recent Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Committee meeting, Minnesota residents cited concerns over the lack of communication to the public, nonexistent transparency regarding decisions being made about vaccination phases, the withholding of doses, and seniors not receiving a priority timeline. 

Senator Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls echoed their concerns, stating, “It is very troubling to hear Minnesotans from all over our state express disapproval at the speed and effectiveness of the state’s vaccine rollout. We need life to get back to normal as soon as possible and getting people safely vaccinated is an important step in that process.”

The State Vaccine Advisory group met earlier this week to discuss Governor Walz’s current vaccination plan. The percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered in Minnesota lags far behind the neighboring states of North Dakota and South Dakota.