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Decreased demand for Covid-19 vaccine leads Governor Mike Parson to scale back Missouri National Guard Presence

The drawback is set to be completed by June 1

Due to the decreased demand in recent weeks for the Covid-19 vaccine, Governor Mike Parson has announced that the Missouri National Guard has begun scaling back its involvement at mass vaccination sites in May.

This drawback of National Guard members is set to be completed by June 1.

More than 382,000 vaccines have been administered by state-supported vaccination teams.

A news release from Governor Mike Parson says,

“In total, more than 4 million vaccine doses have been administered in Missouri, nearly 2.4 million Missourians have initiated vaccination, and more than 1.8 million Missourians have been fully vaccinated. Missouri’s dashboard shows that over 38 percent of all Missourians have initiated vaccination, and nearly 50 percent of Missourians 18 and older have received at least one dose. 

Of Missourians 65 and older – some of the most vulnerable Missourians – nearly 66 percent have been fully vaccinated, and 76 percent have received at least one dose.

Missourians can visit for more information about the vaccine or call the Missouri COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 for additional information and assistance. Missourians can also use to find vaccinators in their area with available vaccine and specific vaccine type. “

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