Teachers, grocery store workers, more Missourians will be eligible for vaccine March 15

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced that Missouri will be moving onto the next stage of its vaccination process on March 15.

Missouri will move to Phase 2 - Tier 3 of the plan, which will make about 550,000 more Missourians will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Those people include K-12 teachers, childcare faculty and staff, elected officials, grocery store workers, those who work in IT, transportation, communications and more.

You can see the full eligibility list, here.

"With all of these phases we estimate that over 3.5 million Missourians will be eligible to be vaccinated," Parson says. "Of those 3.5 million, many have already been vaccinated and approximately 40% will not seek a vaccine."

Parson says by waiting until March 15, health departments and counties will have time to get vaccinators in place.

On Wednesday, Parson teased that an update would be coming to move on to the next tier of Missouri's vaccination plan.

Watch the full announcement from Parson, here:

Missouri is currently in Phase 2 - Tiers 1 & 2 of the vaccination plan, which includes anyone age 65 and older, adults with severe illness, first responders, health care workers and others.

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