Lt Governor Peggy Flanagan announced via twitter this weekend that she received her first dose of the Moderna vaccine, which came as a surprise to many since 45% of teachers have yet to receive the vaccine and several elderly who want it, still await their dose. Flanagan is actually quoted by WCCO saying “We know our students learn best when they’re in person with their teachers, and in order to keep our educators safe, we have made it a priority to get them the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible,” said Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “Providing vaccines to nearly 55% of our educators, school staff, and child care providers is an incredible achievement, and we will keep moving forward to reach 100%.”
Some how Flanagan was able to jump in line in front of people prioritized in the Governor's own distribution chart. Minnesota is still working its way though "Phase 1b" of distribution, which prioritizes people age 65 and older, child care works and E-12 educators.
It's important to note, that Lt Governor Peggy Flanagan is not a medical expert. Please consult with your doctor before choosing to receive the COVID vaccine. Don't rely on advice from politicians.