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Hy-Vee pharmacies administering free COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15

Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that all Hy-Vee pharmacy locations are now administering free COVID-19 vaccines to individuals ages 12 to 15, per the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group. Hy-Vee has been offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to individuals 16 […]

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Department of Health and Human Services authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine administration for children

Robert Knodell, Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and Dr. George Turabelidze, State Epidemiologist, signed the standing order for PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administration for individuals 12 to 15 years in the state of Missouri. This is following the decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend to […]

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Nurses share lessons from pandemic on International Nurses Day

This International Nurses Day, nurses in Missouri are raising concerns about the long-term mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as urging the healthcare industry to prepare for future health crises. Heidi Lucas, state director of the Missouri Nurses Association, said nurses worry about possible future spikes. While more people are getting the vaccine, […]

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Governor Parson announces Missouri National Guard to scale back COVID-19 vaccine support

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has significantly decreased in recent weeks, Governor Mike Parson announced the Missouri National Guard (MONG) has begun scaling back its involvement at mass vaccination site locations in May. The drawdown of National Guard members is set to be completed by June 1, 2021. “We are in a far different […]

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Livingston County Health Center to offer COVID-19 vaccine to walk-ins

The Livingston County Health Center in Chillicothe announces that it will offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination beginning May 10th. Livingston County residents will be able to receive vaccines Monday through Friday from 8 o’clock to noon and 1 to 4 o’clock. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are currently available. The Livingston County Health Center hopes […]

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Audio: Nearly half of Missouri’s state prisoners have been given a COVID-19 vaccination

Nearly half of Missouri’s state prisoners have been given a coronavirus vaccination.     Missouri Department of Corrections data shows nearly 10,800 prisoners have received their coronavirus vaccination. The number of active inmate cases is 71. The largest COVID-19 outbreak – 41 cases – is at the prison in northeast Missouri’s Vandalia, followed by 23 […]

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Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group and Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics each week in May

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton and Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic in Princeton announced that they will be hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics one day each week in May. The Mercer County Clinic will be offering vaccinations each Thursday, and Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group will be offering the vaccine each Friday. The vaccination clinics are […]

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Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group and Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic announce next COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton and Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic in Princeton announced that their next COVID-19 vaccination clinics are set for Thursday, April 29 and Thursday, May 6 in Princeton (Mercer County Clinic), and Friday, April 30 and Friday, May 7 in Trenton (Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group). The vaccination clinics are open […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: “Missouri vaccinators to resume use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine”

Missouri COVID-19 vaccinators will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. This decision was made following the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that it has studied and confirmed that the pause on its use can be lifted. It was concluded that the known […]

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Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group schedules next COVID-19 vaccine clinic for April 28

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton announced that their next Covid-19 vaccination clinic is set for Wednesday, April 28. The vaccination clinic is open to all area residents, 18 and older. Appointments are still available. The vaccine administered will be the Moderna vaccine, which will require a second booster dose at Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group […]

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Missouri’s work toward vaccine accessibility for those with disabilities highlighted at national level

Representatives from Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccine planning team will present to a national audience on the state’s efforts toward prioritizing those with disabilities for vaccination. The White House COVID-19 Response Team and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hosting the virtual forum – Breaking Down Barriers for People Who Have Challenges Accessing COVID-19 Vaccination. […]

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Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group now scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for non-patients

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton is opening COVID-19 vaccinations to all area residents, 18 and older. Previously, the clinic was only vaccinating established patients. “Our first priority was to ensure our established patients had the opportunity to get vaccinated,” said Shane Lynch, Practice Manager, Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group. “We’re now ready to move on […]

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Audio: Missouri House Health Committee Chairman says former DHSS Director Williams “Did a fine job”

Two key Missouri lawmakers from opposite parties view Tuesday’s resignation of state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director, Dr. Randall Williams, very differently. Missouri House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Stephens (R-Bolivar) praises Dr. Williams, while House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) says the resignation was long overdue. Chairman Stephens says Williams […]

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Grundy County Health Department to hold Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinic April 23

The Grundy County Health Department will hold a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinic on April 23rd by appointment. All Missouri adults are eligible to be vaccinated starting at 2:30 that afternoon. Schedule an appointment by calling the health department at 660-359-4196 or go to grundychd.org. Nineteen point four percent of county residents have been fully vaccinated, […]

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Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended at least a week as federal health panel wrestles with next steps

(Missouri Independent) – Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare but serious blood-clotting condition reported in at least six women. That means states and federally run vaccine sites will […]