Lieutenant Governor Flanagan tests positive for COVID-19 – Twin Cities

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced that she was tested positive for COVID-19 in a series of tweets sent Saturday morning.

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan speaks during a press conference with Governor Tim Walz in St. Louis. Paul Monday, January 25, 2021. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)

Flanagan says she was tested positive for the virus after caring for her 8-year-old daughter Siobhan, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.

Flanagan, who has been vaccinated, says she is looking forward to getting the booster syringe when she is feeling better.

“I want to be clear: this pandemic is not over, and we need to keep doing everything we can to keep our children safe. Getting vaccinated is not just about you – it’s about protecting our little ones who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, ”she said in one of the tweets.

Flanagan’s brother died after battling cancer and developing COVID-19 in March.

“If you’re well, it’s great. But please consider the possibility that you’re carrying the virus and do not know it, and then you walk past the next Ron, my big brother, in public. COVID-19 now has a personal connection to me “Please do everything you can to prevent one for you,” she said in one Instagram storage as he passed.

Children 12 years of age and older are currently eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA gave Pfizer the green light on Friday to use a dose of their child-sized vaccine for children ages 5-11.

To find a COVID-19 vaccination site near you, visit Minnesota Department of Health website.

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