The Examiner examiner.net 18 Dec, 2020 20:45 am

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Missouri’s first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine had about 51,000 doses, and Jackson County's health director said she believes 38 sites across the state were receiving vaccines this week.

Missouri’s first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine had about 51,000 doses, and Shaffer said she believes 38 sites across the state were receiving vaccines this week.” In general, Missouri’s tiered system for administering vaccinations had front-line health-care workers and care facility residents as part of tier 1-A, with high-risk populations and essential workers in tier 1-B, Shaffer said.“There’s still a lot of unknowns,” Shaffer said.“They have delineated staff who come in regular contact in the treatment of COVID patients to receive the vaccine first.

” Wheeler and Bridgette Shaffer, director of the Jackson County Health Department, said that, for security reasons, they’re not privy to other organizations’ schedules to receive the vaccine.Mary’s parent company, scheduled to receive the vaccine Dec.

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