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How many Minnesota kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccination so far?

In the five days following federal approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds, more than 9,000 newly eligible young Minnesotans received a first dose.

State data shows 9,442 kids age 5-11 had received at least one shot of a COVID vaccine as of Nov. 7, accounting for about 2% of that age range’s population in Minnesota.

Gov. Tim Walz’s office highlighted the efforts of community vaccine clinics that began taking appointments almost immediately. That included at the Mall of America, where more than 4,000 doses were administered to kids 5-11 from Wednesday through Saturday, the governor said.  

The Minnesota Children’s Museum, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato and Brooklyn Center Elementary School also hosted clinics over the weekend.

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