HANNIBAL – Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Thursday, Jan. 14 that the state of Missouri will be moving in to Phase 1B – Tier 2 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Monday, Jan. 18. 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 is pleased to announce that we are ready to start this phase and will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to individuals meeting the criteria starting next week. An appointment will be needed to access the vaccine, walk-ins will not be accepted. Starting Monday, Jan. 18 at 7 a.m. individuals meeting the 1B criteria can call 573-629-3570 to schedule an appointment and the vaccination clinic for this group will start on Wednesday, Jan. 20 on the Hannibal campus. Please note, this number will not be activated until Monday. Hannibal Regional is honored to be a designated vaccinator for the region and we look forward to taking this important step in the fight against COVID-19. While the vaccination clinics are dependent on Hannibal Regional’s current supply of the vaccine, we are working hard to secure more doses of this vital resource for our region. We are excited to announce this vaccination clinic, and do ask that individuals seeking an appointment wait until Monday at 7 a.m. to call the appointment number.