Marshall MN (KMHL)As priority groups across the state of Minnesota begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, the Lyon County Joint Information Center encourages area residents to exercise patience and be informed so they are prepared when they can receive it themselves.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently being administered across the state to groups in phase 1a as outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health which at Avera Marshall this includes vaccinating health care workers and long-term care residents. While community members wait to get their vaccine, Dr. Steven Meister says it’s important to continue to stay vigilant about wearing a mask, social distancing and avoiding high-risk situations that might cause the virus to spread.

If people have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, there is information available at