Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

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 […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and older in bid to speed rollout

(Missouri Independent) – The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses. Under the policy changes outlined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states should begin […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Livingston County Health Center receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Livingston County Health Center received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to the Tier 1A Population in the county.    The CDC defines Tier 1A as “Paid and unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and cannot work from […]

Coronavirus Update

Livingston County reports 4 COVID-19 deaths; cases of COVID-19 rise by 22 across four counties

The Livingston County Health Center reported four COVID-19-related deaths on January 12th, bringing the total to 41. There were seven new cases for a total of 1,242. Seventy-two cases are active, with 40 community actives, 25 facility actives, and seven school actives. Eleven current COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported for Livingston County. Eight more COVID-19 cases […]

Audio: Missouri doctor talks about vaccine hesitancy among black and brown communities

Black and brown communities have been hit hard by COVID-19, but polls say many are also hesitant to get a coronavirus vaccination. Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, an infectious disease specialist at Washington University in St. Louis, is African American and understands why her community is timid.     Dr. says there has been a bad […]

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Audio: Monday’s inauguration in Jefferson City starts celebration of 200 years of Missouri history

About 2,000 people are expected to attend Monday’s inauguration ceremonies at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City. The festivities will help kick off the historic celebration of 200 years of Missouri history. State Rep. Ron Hicks, R-Defiance, plans to bring his children to the 2021 Bicentennial inauguration ceremony.     “That’s one of the exciting […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by 10 overall in Putnam, Sullivan and Mercer counties

The Putnam County Health Department reports five new individuals tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 387. Fourteen cases are being actively monitored by public health. There have been nine COVID-19-related deaths. The Putnam County Health Department announces it has been approved to order and administer the vaccine once it is available. It is […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

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 […]

Higher Education (college)

$68 million in Federal funding announced for higher education institutions in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson announced over $68 million in Federal Budget Stabilization Fund appropriations for infrastructure and capital improvement projects at Missouri’s public universities and State Technical College of Missouri.  Releasing these funds will help address major repairs and restore campus buildings to maintain a safe environment. “Public universities play a major role in their local communities, serving […]

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Audio: Under new legislation, dentists could volunteer as vaccinators during times of emergencies

Missouri could let dentists volunteer as vaccinators during emergencies. State Representative Danny Busick, a Republican from northern Missouri’s Newtown, has filed legislation that would add dentists to the list of professionals allowed to help in the fight against COVID-19. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports other states are also considering whether dentists should be allowed to […]