By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —  Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday that Minnesota is offering even more COVID-19 at-home rapid tests and booster shots to Minnesota families.

Walz has secured an additional $1 million for over-the-counter BD Veritor At-Home rapid test kits for schools and child care providers to distribute directly to Minnesota families, according to the release.

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Starting as early as Dec. 6, Minnesota will also offer boosters at multiple state-run and state-hosted 5-t0-11-year-old vaccine clinics, including those hosted at schools.

Roughly 35 state school-based vaccination clinics will begin offering booster shots to parents of children receiving their first or second dose in December and the first week of January, said the release.

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“Today we’re taking another step to meet people where they are and make COVID-19 vaccinations and testing options as convenient as possible for Minnesotans, said Walz.

Additional vaccine clinics will begin offering boosters as planning continues.

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