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Vaccine rollout begins in county

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The COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to people in Laclede County who qualify under the state guidelines announced last week. Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced last Thursday 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 this week and that individuals 65 and older and those with two or more diseases or medical conditions should be prioritized, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Parson.The state also announced it has started the process of activating Phase 1B tiers.  Tier 1 of Phase 1B focused on protecting those who keep Missourians safe, including law enforcement, fire service, and public health professionals, among others. For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.

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