The first coronavirus vaccinations in mid-Missouri happened on Tuesday.
MU Health Care got nearly 3,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday night. They started vaccinating front line health care workers on Wednesday morning.
The first COVID-19 vaccination has been administered here at MU Health Care to pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Christelle Ilboudo. This is an exciting step on the path to controlling the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/8fP0H4dZBQ
— MU Health Care (@muhealth) December 16, 2020
They came from St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, which is in charge of distributing more than 50,000 doses to local doctors and nurses.
The initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution of 51,675 doses has arrived in Missouri. @SSMHealthMidMO just received a shipment and will begin vaccinating mid-MO health care providers today. pic.twitter.com/7n5Yk0AFEj
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) December 15, 2020
Alvin “Bob” River was the first patient at Truman VA to get vaccinated. He is a World War II veteran who turns 100 years old on Christmas.
(This story was last updated at 6:44 a.m. Wednesday.)