COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Moves into Phase 1B-Tier 1 at SoutheastHEALTH

January 15, 2021

Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Thursday announced the activation of Phase 1B – Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, effective Monday, January 18. Vaccinations within Tier 1 – 1A, primarily composed of healthcare workers and first responders will continue as well.

SoutheastHEALTH has been a pre-positioning site for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine since mid-December, and over the past two months has deployed 4,084 doses of the vaccine throughout southeast Missouri. As the vaccination plan moves into its next level, SoutheastHEALTH will implement vaccination clinics based on the priority phases.

SoutheastHEALTH President and CEO Ken Bateman said the organization stepped up to the challenge of serving as a pre-positioning site because of “our ongoing commitment to the good health of our region. We are pleased that we have thus far reached more than 4,000 Missouri residents and we look forward to expanding our vaccination efforts as supplies increase.”

Bateman said that until there is enough vaccine for everyone who wants one, “we have to prioritize the supply of Pfizer vaccine made available to us. Missouri’s plan, as it should, focuses on first vaccinating our most vulnerable citizens.”

He added that SoutheastHEALTH is working in collaboration with the Cape County Public Health Center, which has begun a Tier 1A vaccination program using the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

SoutheastHEALTH will offer by appointment only COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Missouri residents who have signed up Southeast’s waiting list for the Coronavirus vaccine on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, January 20
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jackson Civic Center
381 E. Deerwood Drive, Jackson, MO 63755

Friday, January 22
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jackson Civic Center
381 E. Deerwood Drive, Jackson, MO 63755

Bateman noted that even though SoutheastHEALTH is activating its next tier, there may not be enough vaccine for everyone who has signed up so far. Based on new federal guidance, he added that Southeast is confident that vaccine supplies will continue to arrive and be distributed in an efficient and timely manner.

Sign up for the Pfizer COVID-19 waiting list.