Who is eligible for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

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FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2021, file photo, healthcare worker receives a second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at Beaumont Health in Southfield, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

ST. LOUIS – During Thursday’s press conference Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri will start administering vaccines to Phase 1B, Tier 3 starting Monday, March 15.

According to the state Phase 1B-Tier 3 includes those who are considered essential workers, including:

  • Education (K-12)
  • Childcare
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Dams Sector
  • Energy Sector
  • Food & Agriculture Sector 1
  • Government
  • Information Technology
  • Nuclear Reactor Sector
  • Transportation Systems
  • Water and Wastewater Systems

With the activation of Phase 1B-Tier 3, approximately 550,000 more Missourians will be eligible for the vaccine.

For the full list of categories included in Phase 1B – Tier 1, 2, and 3, click here.

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