Staff Contact: Daniel Landon
Gov. Parson and key leaders of his administration participated in a conference call with the MHA membership on the state’s response to the COVID-19 emergency. It was the 30th such call with the MHA membership since the pandemic began. The calls provide an opportunity for an update on state activities and hospital issues, and for hospital executives to ask questions and make comments.
State officials said that the vaccine supply is growing, and they are working to direct that capacity to hospitals that want to continue their community vaccination activities. MHA member comments verified that demand for vaccine is falling below vaccine supply. Also, the state’s $5 million advertising campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccination and testing will help offset contrary media messages that are common in rural areas.