On Monday, January 18, Missouri moved into Phase 1B – Tier 2 of its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. In this phase, the following populations, who are at an increased risk for severe illness, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination:
• Anyone aged 65 and older
• Adults aged 18-64 with the following conditions:
• Chronic Kidney Disease
• Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome
• Heart Conditions
• Immunocompromised due to organ transplant
• Severe Obesity
• Sickle Cell Disease
• Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
For a detailed list of eligibility, visit: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/priority/Phase1b/#phase1b-1
The state of Missouri has designated individual facilities to receive the vaccines for distribution. Hannibal Clinic has enrolled to receive COVID-19 vaccine and is awaiting its first shipment. Currently, Hannibal Regional Hospital (HRH) is the only vaccine distributor in Marion County. While HRH began taking appointments for the vaccine on Monday, the hospital has reached capacity on appointments for its current vaccine supply.
The health and safety of the communities served by Hannibal Clinic are of the highest importance. Providers and staff thank residents for their patience and support while Hannibal Clinic works with the state to receive and administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Please watch for communication on vaccine availability from other local healthcare officials, as well as Hannibal Clinic.