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Randall Williams (Photo: Tim Bommel / Missouri House Communications)

Williams: No plan to move teachers to front of vaccine line

(AP) — Missouri’s health director says the state has no plans to move teachers higher on the list for COVID-19 vaccinations but will continue focusing on getting shots to older people and those with serious illnesses. Dr. Randall Williams spoke Thursday during Gov. Mike Parson’s weekly media briefing.

Several states, including neighboring Kansas and Illinois, have already begun vaccinating teachers, deeming school staff as frontline essential workers. But in Missouri, teachers are classified in the state’s Phase 1-B, tier 3.

The state is now in Phase 1-B, Tier 2, which includes those 65 and older or with compromised immune systems.

One comment

  1. Why do all the teachers need covid first
    When president said only k through 8 will go back first
    The elderly is more likely to die
    I bet all the children won’t be back in glass for next year
    Teachers will have there shots by then

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