Hagedorn Announces Remdesivir Allocations for Southern Minnesota

June 2, 2020
Press Release

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today announced that the Mayo Health System has received an additional allocation of 48 vials of the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since May 9, three southern Minnesota health systems – Avera, Mayo and Sanford – have received a total of 242 vials of the drug from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

"Over past three weeks, the Mayo Clinic, Sanford Health and Avera have been in touch with my office about their allocations of Remdesivir anti-viral. I am pleased to announce that with the cooperation of HHS, all three health systems have received allocations that will help combat the pandemic and keep southern Minnesotans safe,” said Hagedorn.

A chart detailing the weekly allocations can be found below:


Number of Vials Allocated





20-May 2-Jun

Avera Marshall


  11 6  





44 48

Sanford Worthington





Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.