Coping with COVID: Missouri health officials to release vaccine distribution plans



Officials with Missouri’s state health department will release COVID-19 vaccine plans to the public Thursday to let people know details of distribution, the department director saying they hope to have a limited number of vaccines in December and enough for every one in April.

On Thursday, Missouri officials will release their plans to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available.

“We hope to have a limited number of vaccines in December and hope to have enough of the vaccine for everybody in April,” Dr. Randall Williams, the state’s health department director, said Tuesday.

Williams said this plan has been a talking point for state leaders since July. Missouri’s health department must turn the report into the CDC by noon Friday, and it will be a complicated one.

“There’s probably going to be five vaccines, and each of those have their own specific ways of being stored and being administered,” Williams said.