Coping with COVID: Missouri marks one-quarter million COVID vaccines administered to residents



Mass vaccination events in Missouri over the last several weeks have met the one-quarter million milestone in number of COVID-19 vaccines administered. To date, over 1.7 million Missourians have initiated vaccination and nearly 1.1 million have been fully vaccinated.

Mass vaccination events in Missouri have now administered more than one-quarter million vaccines to residents, according to a news release from Gov. Mike Parson’s office on Wednesday.

This total is in addition to vaccines administered by high throughput health centers, local public health agencies, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, and other community enrolled providers.

“Our state teams have been working nonstop, week after week on this unprecedented statewide vaccination effort,” Parson said. “SEMA, DHSS, and the National Guard have been an essential part of our plan to rapidly get shots into arms.”

As of Saturday, April 3, 2021, teams led by the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Missouri National Guard, supported by other Missouri Department of Public Safety divisions and the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), have vaccinated more than 258,000 Missourians at state-supported mass and targeted vaccination events. This total includes the one-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine and the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

The milestone was achieved following a seven-day span in which more than 300,000 total vaccine doses were administered through state delivery channels – the highest seven-day total to date.

This includes vaccines administered by mass and targeted vaccination teams, high throughput health centers, local public health agencies, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, and other community enrolled providers. To date, more than 1.7 million Missourians have initiated vaccination and nearly 1.1 million have been fully vaccinated.