UPDATE: Missouri’s Governor Pleased with Progress of COVID Vaccinations

Missouri’s governor says more than 66-thousand frontline health care workers and nursing home residents and staff have received the initial COVID vaccine. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters that he’s pleased with how the process has gone.

Parson says those vaccine shipments come directly from the federal government to the pharmacies, as part of Missouri’s allotment of Moderna COVID vaccines.

The governor also tells Capitol reporters that Missouri now has 196 contracted staff through the partnership with Vizient, working in hospitals in Jefferson City, St. Joseph, Hannibal and several other communities. Shipments for the second dose are already accounted for, when initial shipments are allotted.