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

Williams: Phase 1B of state vaccination plan may start in February

Missouri health director Randall Williams says the state will be done getting the coronavirus vaccine to staff and residents at long-term facilities that want the shots by the end of the week.

“We think that is a huge milestone,” Dr. Williams says.

Williams says the next step in the vaccine rollout will start in early February. Phase 1B includes about half of Missouri’s population: older people, teachers, and other essential workers.

“That is a big universe.”

Dr. Williams says he is hopeful two more vaccines, from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, will be available in February.

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