VA hospital in Minnesota among state’s 1st vaccine shipments

The Minneapolis VA Medical Center was among four locations to receive Minnesota’s first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine, and will begin administering vaccinations on Tuesday. Gov. Tim Walz was at the hospital when the shipment arrived Monday and said it’s a day everyone has been awaiting. Other Minnesota hospital systems expect to receive their initial shipments in the next day or two, and will begin vaccinating next week. Meanwhile, state health officials on Monday reported an additional 3,026 COVID-19 cases and 18 new deaths. The state has reported more than 380,000 cases and 4,462 deaths from the disease since the start of the pandemic.