Missouri Governor Mike Parson says Missouri has submitted its plan to administer an impending COVID-19 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Governor says 75 state team members, 10 Missouri National Guardsmen, and 50 other federal and local partners began working on the plan in April. Missouri Director of Senior Services Doctor Randall Williams.


He says individual patients and health care providers will be the first priority.


Another phase will be directed to reach essential workers in schools and critical businesses. As availability continues to increase, the plan’s final phase will help ensure every Missourian who wants a vaccination is able to obtain one. Williams suggested that initial vaccines may be available in November. He suggested that vaccines to most of Missouri may be available by April.