Missouri Governor Mike Parson

COVID-19 mass vaccination events for February 15 – 19th canceled due to weather

Just one day after announcing locations for this week’s mass COVID vaccination event, Governor Mike Parson announced that all COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, and State Emergency Management Agency scheduled for February 15-19, 2021, are being canceled in the interest of safety due […]

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Audio: Select Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies giving coronavirus vaccinations in Missouri

A state press release says some Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin giving coronavirus vaccinations today in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says the federal government has selected 81 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies and 21 Health Mart locations in Missouri to partner with. The Health Marts are expected to […]

Fatal Crash

Trenton woman dies, three others injured in fatal crash east of Jamesport on Highway 6

A Trenton woman died and three other area residents were injured as the result of a three-vehicle accident four miles east of Jamesport Thursday morning, February 4th. An ambulance transported pickup truck passenger 56-year-old, Valerie Johnson, to Cameron Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead approximately two hours after the crash. The pickup driver, […]

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Carroll County Memorial Hospital to vaccinate critical healthcare infrastructure

Carroll County Memorial Hospital is registered as a COVID-19 Vaccinator through the State of Missouri, however, CCMH does not have vaccines available for the general public at this time. “At this point, we have not received a shipment directly to CCMH,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH CEO. “We have been very lucky to have partnering hospitals […]

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Putnam County Health Department receives 144 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Putnam County Health Department has secured 144 doses of Pfizer vaccine. The health department will follow Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services guidelines and vaccinate health care providers, long-term care staff, first responders, emergency services, public health infrastructure, high-risk individuals, and individuals at least 65. Vaccines will be administered by appointment only at […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital CEO speaks at Trenton Rotary meeting

Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber spoke to the Trenton Rotary Club on January 21st about the hospital’s response to the pandemic. He reported the number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 went from zero in the first and second quarters of 2020 to 141 at Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center during the […]

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Sullivan County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccine to 56 residents

The Sullivan County Health Department administered COVID-19 vaccines to 56 residents at American Legion Post 228 in Milan on January 22nd. The individuals were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tier 1 descriptions, according to the Department of Health and Senior Services. The COVID website indicates those groups include long-term care facility […]

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Audio: Eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination in Missouri? Here is what you need to know

About two million Missourians are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination but there’s not enough vaccine to go around. Missourians who are first responders, 65 years or older, or have certain serious health problems are eligible. To look for a place with the vaccine, State Health Department Director Randall Williams says go to MOSTOPSCOVID.com […]

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Health departments in Missouri fighting a lack of vaccine as new tiers open up on state COVID-19 plan

Wondering where to go to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri? On Friday, the state launched an interactive map detailing where over 1,100 providers are located across the state. But not all locations identified on the map as providing the vaccine, actually have vaccines on hand to administer. And reports that the federal government has already exhausted its […]

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Audio: Health Department that covers three rural northwest Missouri counties creates COVID-19 vaccine waiting list

Northwest Missouri’s Tri-County health department has created a COVID-19 vaccine waiting list, due to the high interest in getting the vaccine and a shortage of staff covering the area there. Tri-County health administrator Teresa McDonald is one of just three nurses covering rural Worth, Gentry, and DeKalb counties.  She says the list has helped streamline […]

Vehicle Crash

Jamesport man injured in crash on slush-covered road near Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a Jamesport man sustained moderate injuries when he lost control of the car he drove. The crash happened on a slush-covered road nine miles northeast of Chillicothe on January 15th, Emergency medical services transported 59-year-old Jeffrey Hale to the Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. The car traveled east on Route A […]

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Governor Parson announces activation of first Tier of Phase 1B of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Mike Parson has announced the activation of Phase 1B – Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Federal partners have informed the state that they plan to significantly increase vaccine supply next week and that individuals 65 and older and those with the presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions should be […]

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Grundy County Health Department receives first shipment of Pfizer COVID vaccine

The Grundy County Health Department this week received its first of two anticipated deliveries of Pfizer vaccine for individuals in Tier 1A. The Tier 1A group includes patient-facing health care providers and staff, such as emergency medical services, physicians, nurses, optometrists, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors, and community health workers. The health department has been working to […]

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Grundy County Health Department reports so far, no COVID-19 vaccine for employees

Hospitals and health departments in the state have reported immunizing their employees and front line workers with a COVID-19 vaccine. Grundy County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports no doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are yet available at the health department for its employees. The health department is working on getting a vaccine for individuals […]

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Grundy County Health Department Director Elizabeth Gibson on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in Missouri. A website specifically about the vaccine in Missouri indicates there are three phases to availability. Phase 1A involves long-term care facility residents and staff and health care workers. Phase 1B involves high-risk individuals who are 18 to 64 years old, individuals who are at least 65, first […]

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Audio: All healthcare, long-term care residents and staff in Missouri should begin receiving vaccinations this month

Missouri’s state health department chief says the state should be able to begin vaccinating this month all hospital and long-term care staff and residents against COVID-19.     Dr. Randall Williams says the state is expected to get enough doses this month to begin vaccinating all of Missouri’s roughly 340,000 healthcare workers and long-term care […]

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Audio: The latest on Missouri’s upcoming distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

If the Food and Drug Administration approves Pfizer’s request for emergency use of the company’s COVID-19 drug, Missouri could get the first shipment of the vaccine later this month. The first batch is expected to include 51,000 doses, followed by 64,000 the next week. The first phase of the state’s immunization plans will allow healthcare […]