The State of Missouri is moving forward in its vaccine plan, as vaccine supply is expected to become more widely available in the coming weeks. An updated standing order from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services provides additional detail.
Hospitals that have the capacity to vaccinate more individuals are encouraged to focus on these next steps.
- Establish public-facing access points, such as a dedicated email and phone number for interested individuals. Clearly outline the process and expectations for those seeking a vaccine and share broadly with your entire staff.
- Please do not hold vaccine inventory. Missouri will receive future allocations based on the number of shots administered. Providers should not retain vaccines to account for administration of the second dose. Vaccine may be targeted to states with more aggressive vaccination programs.