Some 13,400 Minnesotans will take the field Friday at the Vikings practice facility in Eagan– for a shot of the Johnson & & Johnson vaccine.

Health care employees and adults 65 years and older are eligible to take part in the occasion administering part of the states initial shipments of Johnson & & Johnsons single-dose shots. The event will begin Friday and is anticipated to last through Tuesday.

Last month prior to the Super Bowl, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell used all 30 professional football arenas as vaccine sites. The Vikings selected to use their indoor training facility. Vikings COO Andrew Miller stated playing a function in combating the virus is a concern for the organization.

” With more than 1.4 million dosages administered to nearly 930,000 Minnesotans, broad neighborhood vaccination remains in sight and a return to normalcy is within reach,” Walz stated. “We are looking forward to being in the mean high school football under the Friday night lights.”

The federal Food and Drug Administration last week licensed emergency use for the COVID vaccine developed by Johnson & & Johnson.

Gov. Tim Walz stated the Vikings occasion is another example of a growing vaccine network in Minnesota. The state has five other community vaccination websites in Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington and St. Paul.

The Vikings are partnering with the states COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program to offer the massive indoor practice field for vaccinations at their three-year-old headquarters just south of Interstate 494 and Dodd Road.

” We believe its important for all Minnesotans to get vaccinated,” he stated, “and we encourage everybody to register for the states Vaccine Connector in order to get updates on vaccination eligibility and chances.”

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