LIVE: Governor Parson Announces Statewide Vaccine Incentive Program

Governor Parson holds a press conference Wednesday to announce a statewide COVID-19 vaccine incentive program.

You can watch the event live here beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Last week, the CDC did not approve an incentive plan proposed by Parson. The CDC wanted to limit funding incentives to $25 per vaccinated person, but the governor did not feel this would be enough to “significantly increase vaccine uptake in Missouri.”

The governor will also introduce the new director of the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Parson appointed Robert Knodell as acting director following the resignation of Dr. Randall Williams in April.

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