300,000 Minnesotans Have Received the COVID-19 Vaccine as of Monday

The latest numbers show the upswing in vaccinations may finally be underway in Minnesota.


As of Monday, more than 300,000 Minnesotans received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, about 5.5% of the state’s population.


The 7 day rolling average for new vaccinations topped 19,000, the highest point since vaccinations started in late December and nearly double where that figure stood a week ago.


The climb in vaccinations is encouraging news in what has been a hopeful two weeks in the pandemic.  Still, vaccine demand continues to outpace supply.  Officials on Wednesday said 226,244 people had registered for a chance to get one of the roughly 8,000 doses earmarked this week for people 65 and older.


At the current rate, it would take a full calendar year to vaccinate 80% of Minnesota adults.