Misdirected COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Retrieved by MN Nat. Guard
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - A group of Minnesota National Guard members responded to the Twin Cities Airport last night to collect and transport thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
The National Guard indicated the shipment of nearly 4000 doses was mistakenly sent to another state before it was eventually delivered to the Twin Cities Airport. The members of the Minnesota National Guard's Medical Detachment were called into action to make sure the vaccine vials were delivered to vaccination clinics throughout the state to be administered this weekend.
Shipments of COVID-19 vaccine continue to be impacted by the winter storms and frigid cold affecting much of the U.S. The weather-related shipping delays have forced Olmsted County Public Health to postpone a vaccination clinic at the Mayo Civic Center on Sunday. Anyone who had an appointment to receive a shot of the vaccine is being advised to monitor their phones and emails for information about rescheduling.
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