Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri will activate phase two of the state's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Monday March 29, and phase three on April 9. When the state commences phase three of the vaccination plan all Missouri residents will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

“With the progress we are currently seeing and vaccine supply expected to increase significantly in the coming weeks, we are well ahead of schedule with our vaccine plan," Governor Parson said in press release.

The state's COVID-19 vaccine allotment from the federal government is expected to to increase by the first week of April, and the time line for phases 2 and 3 of Missouri's vaccination plan ensures that Missourians in any phase of the vaccine plan can get vaccinated without delays.

When phase 2 of Missouri's activation plan opens on March 29, 880,000 people that are essential to Missouri's economic recovery will become eligible to receive the vaccine. Those include people working in construction, critical manufacturing, higher education, and those who are net yet eligible to receive the vaccine who work in food and agriculture. Phase 2 of the plan also makes those who are homeless or are part of a disproportionately affected population eligible for vaccination.

According to the State of Missouri one in four Missourians have initiated the vaccination process, and half of Missouri's seniors age 65 and older have initiated vaccination.

“Missouri’s position is continuously improving on the COVID-19 front,” Governor Parson said. “With over 1.2 million Missourians having initiated vaccination, large increases in vaccine supply, and the activation of Phases 2 and 3, we are confident that we are winning the battle against COVID-19.”

Here are some important links where you can pre-register / register for vaccinations in our area: 

The COVID-19 vaccine may also be available through your doctor, your employer, or local pharmacies like Walgreens, CVS, Walmart or wherever  you have your prescriptions filled.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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