Will daily Covid vaccine rates in Missouri increase now that J&J vaccine is available

The number of Missouri residents receiving a Covid 19 vaccine declined for the second week in a row. From KRPS, Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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According to the Missouri department of health, at its peak two weeks ago, the state was inoculating an average of over 52,000 residents per day. With a high of 81,000 on April 9th. That daily average has fallen from an average of 52,000 vaccine shots per day to now just under 25,000 per day, likely driven by the lack of the Johnson & Johnson one shot Covid 19. On Friday, the state announced that the shot is now once again available to residents, but with a disclaimer, it could cause blood clots and even death.

If you want a Covid 19 vaccine, the city of Joplin is holding a clinic tomorrow from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm. The event, scheduled for up to 500 patients, will provide the two-shot of the Moderna vaccine. All Missouri residents 16 years old or older are eligible. There is no charge for the shot. You can register at Covidvaccine.mo.gov.

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