Governor Mike Parson has announced site locations for week three of the COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and local health care systems. More than 38,400 Missourians have now received an initial COVID-19 vaccine dose at a mass vaccination site. The National Guard, DHSS, and SEMA teams will return to each site after 21 days for Pfizer vaccines and 28 days for Moderna vaccines to administer second doses. Unless otherwise notified of a location change, individuals should plan to return for their second dose at the same site that they received their first dose. In Region I the vaccination will be administered this Thursday and Friday from 10 to 5 or until supply runs out, at the Dent County Commons at 162 County Road 2300 in Salem. lIn total, providers throughout the state have administered more than 721-thousand-250 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Today, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies were added to the list for administering COVID-19 vaccines in Missouri through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on February 12th. Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites once appointments are available, making it convenient to get vaccinated while allocation lasts. Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Missouri which can be found at the Missouri Department of Health website. More than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states are receiving federal vaccine allocations this week, including several in the KJEL listening area. You can find out if you are eligible and to schedule an appointment go to