As vaccine eligibility expands, one southern MN health department recalibrates

Alonzo Osche

A week into Minnesota’s expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, at least one regional health department is beginning to feel the pinch. 

Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties, a two-county public health department in southern Minnesota, requested 300 doses of vaccine to administer this week, but they’re struggling to fill appointment slots — and dealing with no-shows.

So next week, the state won’t be sending any vaccine for the department to administer. Public health director Chera Sevcik said it was her call to decline another round of doses.

“We’ve started to see a decrease in interest for vaccines, and there are

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