Missouri enters the next stage of its coronavirus vaccination plan.
Gov. Parson announced Thursday that first responders and public health professionals are now eligible to receive the shots. Starting Monday, people 65 and older and patients with certain health conditions will be eligible, too.
NEW: We are activating Phase 1B – Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Tier 1 of Phase 1B focuses on protecting those who keep us safe, including law enforcement, fire services, & public health professionals, among others.
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) January 14, 2021
Parson says the state plans to have a much larger supply of the vaccine next week. The state had administered more than 190,000 doses of the vaccine as of Thursday.
(This story was next updated at 6:23 a.m. Friday.)