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Alvin "Bob" River receives a coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020 (Photo: Truman VA)

Coronavirus vaccinations start in mid-Missouri

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.

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.

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.)

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