Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced that she was tested positive for COVID-19 in a series of tweets sent Saturday morning.
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.
I wanted to share with Minnesotans that I tested positive for COVID-19 after caring for our 8-year-old daughter, who tested positive last week. While I am under the weather, our family is doing well and we are grateful for the support from friends and family. 🧵:
– Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan (@LtGovFlanagan) October 30, 2021
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.