MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. – Older Minnesotans who have been cleared for COVID-19 booster shots are feeling relief and rushing to pharmacies in hopes of beating back the pandemic's resurgent threat.
Yet for now, the relief is confined to those who were immunized with vaccine made by Pfizer, since regulators have not cleared boosters for those who received COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturers Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
Early this year, Rose Marie Holland, 83, received a vaccine made by Moderna like most long-term care residents in Minnesota, so she must wait for a booster shot. Holland, who lives at Good Samaritan Society - Ambassador in New Hope, says she's anxious for the next dose in order to stay healthy.
Nursing home staff say the facility hasn't seen a single COVID-19 case in a resident during 2021, and they believe that boosters should help the streak continue.Read more from Minneapolis Star Tribune