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St Paul (KROC AM News) - Now that Minnesota has opened the Covid vaccination door to anyone 16 and older, many are wondering how they can get a shot.

Minnesota has followed an orderly vaccination program since the first shipments of vaccine arrived in December.

Residents of nursing homes/assisted living facilities and health care workers were the first to roll up their sleeves. The program later expanded to include Minnesotans 65 and older, educators and child care providers.

Those wanting a shot can contact a health care provider or check with any major pharmacy. Some have had luck contacting smaller pharmacies, such as Hunt Drug in Rochester or small-town outlets.

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Here are links to two good resources provided by the Minnesota Dept. of Health.

https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/connector/

https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/locations/index.jsp
Gov. Walz has said the state is expecting a large increase in available vaccine by mid-April.

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The state is reporting more than a million Minnesotans are fully vaccinated.

The number of Olmsted County residents listed as fully vaccinated has grown to 47,000 or about a fourth of the population.

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LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.