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Missouri introduces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Missouri released its plan to distribute an oncoming COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Parson introduced the plan at his news conference Thursday.

“This will be a major global development in COVID-19 response, and I want to assure you that Missouri is fully prepared for when this time comes,” said Parson.

State health director Randall Williams says there expected a limited amount of the vaccine to come available in late November or early December. He says healthcare providers and people living and working in long-term care facilities will be prioritized.

“Our North Stars are to try to get it to those people who would have the most impact on people with morbidity and mortality, to get to those most vulnerable flashpoints,” said Williams.

The state sent the plan to the CDC and expects to get feedback on Oct. 26. See it here.

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