This COVID vaccine has been a bit of a controversial topic, much like the virus was during quarantine, lockdowns and every other "safety" protocol that was implemented.  This pandemic has become political in this country, more than other countries for some reason.  And this divide continues into the era of a vaccine for the virus.  Now, there is some sort of variant that has become a topic of conversation and division again.

Looking at a map of the state of Minnesota, you can see who has been vaccinated and who hasn't been according to population. It's in interactive map, and you can just click on a county and see how many people are vaccinated. From looking at this, it does seem like the people willing to get the vaccination depends on where you live.  The amount of people vaccinated in each county shows that people are generally like minded by region.  Like whatever your neighbors are doing, you are doing as well.  This is obviously a generalization, but if you look at the map, it does seem so.

The county with the least amount of people vaccinated is Todd county.  That is where Long Prairie is located.  Benton county, closer to St. Cloud is also on the low end of the list.  The Twin Cities area has the most vaccinated people along with Cook county which is in Northern Minnesota.

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The reasons I've heard from people not wanting to get the vaccine vary from "I don't know what's in it" to "people are dying after getting the vaccine" to "it doesn't keep you from getting COVID, so what's the point".  The third one is definitely true, but no one said it would prevent you from getting COVID.  It's supposed to make it less lethal, your symptoms should not be as severe.  But there is definitely still a chance of contracting the virus.

If you are not getting the vaccine, what would change your mind?

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