Hannibal Regional Leading Efforts in COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Hannibal, MO – This week marks an important milestone in northeast Missouri as Hannibal Regional is currently conducting a mass vaccination clinic, providing COVID-19 vaccines to the region’s most vulnerable populations. After Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s announcement on Thursday, January 14 that the state of Missouri was moving in to Phase 1B - Tier 2 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Monday, January 18, Hannibal Regional mobilized resources to offer mass vaccinations to the community. Phase 1B - Tier 2 focuses on protecting those who are at increased risk for severe illness, including those aged 65 and older; any adult with cancer; chronic kidney disease; COPD; intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome; heart conditions; a weakened immune system due to organ transplant; severe obesity; pregnancy; sickle cell disease; or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Hannibal Regional’s mass vaccination clinic has already served over 2,000 individuals this week and by the end of the week over 5,000 individuals in Phase 1B – Tier 2 will receive this invaluable vaccine. Hannibal Regional is honored to be a designated vaccinator for the region and is humbled to serve the community in this way. While the vaccination clinics are dependent on Hannibal Regional’s current supply of the vaccine, they are working hard to secure more doses of this vital resource for the region. Hannibal Regional continues to work tirelessly to serve all the healthcare needs of the community and is honored and humbled to be able to provide this vaccine in the fight against COVID-19.
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