Ghent (KMHL) – Beginning Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. Marshall will be one of nine sites for a community COVID-19 vaccine pilot program. These pilot sites will initially serve adults 65 years of age or older and educators, school staff, and child care workers.

Representative Chris Swedzinski, (R-Ghent), issued the following statement about the new Marshall COVID-19 vaccine pilot site:

“This pilot site will be critical for delivering the vaccine to Minnesotans who want it in Southwest Minnesota,” Swedzinski said. “I am grateful that folks in our area won’t have to travel hundreds of miles to get vaccinated. Targeting the vaccine to vulnerable Minnesotans and teachers is a crucial step to reopening our economy, getting our kids back in school, and protecting those who are most impacted by the disease.”

Rep. Swedzinski plans to post website, phone, and other key information about the new Marshall COVID-19 vaccine pilot site to his legislative Facebook page as it becomes available.

Minnesota is only receiving 60,000 doses of vaccine per week, and with a population of 5.6 million, that’s just 1 percent of the supply needed. This expansion is simply a pilot at this time; additional details on who will be included in Phase 1b will be available in coming weeks. They ask Minnesotans to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead. You can visit Find My Vaccine to learn more or call 612-426-7230, or 833-431-2053.