by: Scott McCaulley and JonChristopher Collins
Officials in Missouri and Arkansas continue to release information on COVID-19 Vaccination plus number of COVID Patients.
In Missouri, Governor Mike Parson has announced the site of the second Mass Vaccination Sites with one located in each of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Districts. Both of the Southwest Missouri Sites, the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield and the Mo. Ozarks Community Health Wellness Center in Ava, have already filled its spots for Vaccinations.
Also, the Taney County Health Department reports that they have not received any more First Vaccination Doses this week but does have Second Doses they are administering for individuals that received their initial shots in early January through Jordan Valley Health Clinic in Hollister. Both Taney County as well as the Barry County Health Department continue to take names for a Waiting List. The Stone County Health Department still has a hold on their Pre-Registration List that they look to reopen soon.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 cases in Arkansas are decreasing. The state’s Health Department released findings showing that the state’s cases are dropping as vaccinations continue.
Currently, 486,500 doses have been distributed. 301,291 have been dispensed. However, no doses came to the state via the federal program with Walgreens and CVS. Governor Asa Hutchinson said the state will witness a five percent increase in doses from the federal government. This is on top of the 16 percent increase Governor Hutchinson declared last week.