ST. LOUIS – Missouri Governor Mike Parson is making several stops in the St. Louis metro area today.
He visited the Pfizer facility in Chesterfield. He said it was great to get to thank the employees that had been working on the vaccine since the beginning of the pandemic. He also said their work is touching people across the world with the vaccine.
Gov. Parson also visited a target vaccination clinic at the Cambridge Senior Living center in St. Louis City. The Missouri National Guard has been assisting with these targeted clinics in harder to reach communities.
The governor met with members from the Urban League and other local groups while in the area.
On March 15 more than 500,000 more Missouri residents will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. People in the next category include teachers, grocery store workers, energy employees, and bus drivers.
Gov. Parson did say the state is seeing an increase in vaccine delivery. He said last week, there were 230,000 vaccines delivered, up from 50,000 at the beginning.