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More than 1 million Minnesotans have completed their vaccine series

The milestone was announced on the day that vaccine availability was widened.

Minnesota has passed a milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination rollout, with more than one million residents having completed their vaccination series.

The office of Gov. Tim Walz said updated figures from the weekend confirms the milestone, coming a little over three months after the state started administering the vaccines.

As of Mar. 28, 1,003,316 Minnesotans had completed their series, which represents around 23% of the state's 4.4 million adults. 

Related [March 30]: How to book a COVID vaccine appointment in Minnesota

To complete a vaccine series, you need to have received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. However, it should be noted that you aren't considered "fully vaccinated" until two weeks after the final dose, when the vaccines reach peak effectiveness.

Tuesday marked the first day that all Minnesota adults are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, with availability opened up in anticipation of a significant increase in vaccine supplies in the coming weeks.

With 1.637 million Minnesotans already having had at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being made available within the past month, the rise to two million fully vaccinated will be much quicker than the time it took to get to one.

The rise in the number vaccination comes as COVID-19 cases are on the way back up in Minnesota.

Health officials have suggested that the state is in a "race" to get as many people vaccinated as possible before more contagious variants of the virus, such as the B.1.1.7. U.K. variant, spread too far.

“Each person vaccinated moves us one step closer to getting back to normal,” said Gov. Walz Tuesday. "One million Minnesotans completing the vaccine process is a remarkable milestone on the day all Minnesotans age 16 and older can get in line. Now, we’re ready to make sure everyone can get the relief from a life-saving shot so we can get back to all the things and people we’ve missed, and end this pandemic together."

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