JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson announced Missouri will soon be expanding its COVID-19 vaccine access.
During a briefing on Thursday, March 18, he said because the federal government is supplying more vaccines, the state can move ahead of schedule.
“So, with that said, we will be opening up Phase 2 on Monday, March 29 and Phase 3 on Friday, April 9. Phase 2 will activate approximately 880,000 Missourians that are essential to economic recovery,” Governor Parson said. “Phase 3 will be open to all Missouri adults, extending vaccine eligibility to an estimated 1.1 million Missourians combined. Phases 2 and 3 will make approximately 2 million more Missourians eligible to be vaccinated.”
When all phases of Missouri’s vaccination plan activated, approximately 4.5 million Missourians will be eligible to receive a vaccine, and estimations show about 60 percent of those eligible are interested in getting a vaccine.