Attn: There are now plenty of COVID vaccine appointments in the Twin Cities

Torey Van Oot
·1 min read

The days of compulsively refreshing to get your shot slot are over.

State of play: After weeks of demand dwarfing supply, there are now plenty of options for getting a vaccine that don't require driving from the Twin Cities to a Walmart in Fergus Falls.

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  • A search on Sunday, for example, revealed dozens of clinics and pharmacies in the metro with appointment availability.

  • Large vaccination sites are also showing more availability. Info here, here and here.

  • Plus, the return of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after a temporary pause means thousands more one-dose shots will be available in the days ahead.

The big picture: Public officials in Minnesota and beyond are spotting signs of a slowdown in vaccine demand. That's a problem for the state's goal of immunizing 80% of the population.

  • Right now 55% of those eligible have at least one dose and 40% are fully vaccinated.

Already had one shot? Don't forget to schedule No. 2.

  • And if you're among the fully vaxxed, why not take a minute to see if a friend or neighbor needs some help (or a friendly nudge) to get theirs on the calendar?

The bottom line: If you were discouraged by the demand and gave up trying to find a shot, your excuse has expired.

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