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Dr. Jerry Kennett receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020 (Photo: Boone Hospital Center)

Boone Hospital starts COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday

Boone Hospital staffers were scheduled to get the coronavirus vaccine starting on Thursday morning.

MU Health Care began giving its employees the first dose of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine Wednesday.

More from The Associated Press:

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday lauded the rollout of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, but it appears the second-week supply will be thousands of doses smaller than anticipated. Missouri received about 51,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week, and vaccinations of frontline health care workers began Monday. The state initially said it would get another 63,675 doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week, as well as 105,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine if that version receives federal clearance. Health Director Dr. Randall Williams says it now appears that Missouri’s next batch of the Pfizer vaccine will be 25% to 30% less than anticipated. He’s still trying to determine what changed.

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