CoxHealth and Mercy Among Hospitals Selected to Receive Over Half the State’s Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

Missouri’s interagency vaccine planning team has selected approximately 40 hospitals within all regions of the state to receive just over half of Missouri’s weekly COVID-19 vaccine allocation through the month of February.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says federal partners are responsible for the state’s total allocation, which is approximately 76,000 doses per week, and the state decides where to apportion that allocation among the state’s enrolled COVID-19 vaccinators.

Actual allocations for each hospital on the list will be proportional to regional population. DHSS says weekly vaccine delivery from the federal allocation will rotate between the groups of hospitals to reduce the burden on individual organizations and extend the geographical reach of the effort.

For the weeks of February 1st and 15th, CoxHealth in Springfield and Cox Medical Center Branson will have weekly vaccine delivery, with Mercy Hospital in Springfield and Joplin and Freeman Health System of Joplin getting their allocation the weeks of February 8th and 22nd.

Missouri is committing about 53% of vaccine delivered to the selected hospitals, with around 23% devoted to regional mass vaccination events in partnership with local teams and the Missouri National Guard.

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