As the prospect of sharing a holiday dinner table draws nearer, MinnPost talked to medical professionals about how to talk to people who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 about getting vaccinated.
Workers at Episcopal Homes in St. Paul and Eventide in Moorhead are required to be vaccinated this fall.
As of Tuesday the state had not gotten any official communication from the federal government regarding additional shots.
We’ll continue updating the list as we learn about more vaccine mandates.
Minnesota already requires a number of vaccines for students of various ages. What about COVID-19?
Effectively implementing an equity-guided policy will require the university to make vaccines maximally accessible – culturally, socially, logistically, financially.
Minnesota added 5,601 new COVID-19 cases in the seven days between Aug. 4 and Aug. 10, for an average of 800 new cases per day.
Minnesota added 4,151 new COVID-19 cases in the seven days between July 28 and Aug. 3, for an average of 593 new cases per day.
While data do show greater risk of transmission for the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, vaccines remain an effective protection against the disease.
There is growing evidence that some groups of fully vaccinated people might benefit from another dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The existing COVID-19 vaccines are still very good at preventing symptomatic infections, and breakthrough infections happen very rarely.
Officials said the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, believed to be both more transmissible and more severe, now makes up about 75 percent of COVID-19 cases in the state.
The Minnesota Department of Health reports the state added 1,535 new COVID-19 cases in the seven days between July 14 and July 20, for an average of 219 new cases per day.
Deaths were down, and hospitalizations remained stable.
Long-haul COVID-19 is little understood in adults, let alone children.
The seven-day case positivity average, which lags by a week, remains at 1.2 percent.
As of Tuesday 55.3 of all Minnesotans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The state reports 2,943,057, or 52 percent of the population, have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series.
The seven-day case positivity average remains at 1.2 percent.
Six more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Friday.