St. Paul (LEARFIELD)  —  Governor Tim Walz says Minnesota ranks first in the nation for the percentage of vaccines distributed administered to patients.  The state has administered 88-and-a-half percent of the vaccine doses it has received which is number-one, according to the C-D-C.

The governor said, “we won’t stop until every Minnesotan who wants a shot gets one.”

State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said Tuesday that  two-million-250-thousand people have been vaccinated.  More than one-point-four million have had the first shot and  854-thousand Minnesotans have had a complete series of vaccinations.

North Dakota ranks second in the nation for vaccinations administered, says the C-D-C. Iowa is fifth and Wisconsin is sixth. South Dakota ranks 21st.