More than 90-percent of Missouri’s veterans home residents have received their COVID-19 vaccination. Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Paul Kirchoff tells Missourinet about 60-percent of workers have been vaccinated.
Kirchoff says nine workers and one veteran currently have the virus. Last year, Missouri’s veteran’s homes had a deadly outbreak of the virus – killing at least 158 residents among the seven state-operated homes. Kirchoff says vaccinations, testing, and other infection control measures have helped keep the virus from spreading this year.