Governor Parson says he’s pleased with how well the process of early vaccinations for COVID-19 is going across the state.
In a briefing with reporters Wednesday, Parson says we’re continuing to work through Phase 1A of the stat’s vaccination plan, and additional details on Phase 1B will be forthcoming.
Parson says as of Monday, more than 66,000 frontline health care workers and long-term care facility residents and staff have received an initial dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
By the end of this week, the governor says vaccinating facilities across the state will have received another 84,000 initial doses.
Next week, Parson says individuals who have received an initial dose of the Pfizer vaccine will begin receiving their second dose.
He says it’s important to note that shipments for the second dose are already accounted for when initial shipments are allotted. Second doses are shipped at a later date according to each vaccine’s administration parameters.