Even though new cases of COVID have been down in Minnesota, health officials are encouraging Minnesotans to continue to mask up and avoid large indoor gatherings in an effort to prevent the spread. And once the vaccines become more available to the public…

“I think when given the opportunity, folks should absolutely get the COVID-19 vaccine, whichever variety they’re offered because I think it is how we get to the other side of this pandemic.”

HealthPartners’ Dr. Mark Sannes. So far, vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have been distributed to front-line healthcare workers and long-term care residents.