EAGAN, Minn. — An official with the State Emergency Operations Center has confirmed with KARE 11 that the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan is postponing or altering vaccine appointments for the remainder of this week due to "weather-related damage" to the facility.
Individuals with appointments scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, will be contacted to reschedule, the official says.
Tuesday night, the state also notified KARE 11 that appointments scheduled for after Wednesday would still occur, but at a to-be-determined new location. Individuals will be notified of the change, according to the official.
It is unclear the full extent of the damage at the Minnesota Vikings practice facility, or exactly why the damage warranted postponing the appointments.
The official, who is with the State Emergency Operations Center, released the following preliminary statement:
"Due to weather-related damage requiring repairs at the vaccination site, vaccine appointments at TCO Performance Center tomorrow, Wednesday the 7th have been postponed at this time. The state is working around the clock to identify an alternate location and will contact impacted patients directly to provide an opportunity to reschedule their appointments as soon as possible."
KARE 11 also heard back from a representative of the Minnesota Vikings who said the roof of the indoor practice field, where the appointments are scheduled to occur, was damaged during Monday night's storms - but did not specify the extent of the damage.