According to data from the Missouri Department of Health, there has been a recent increase in the number of people getting vaccinated against Covid-19. Appearing on CBS’s Face The Nation, Sunday, Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quentin Lucas said slowing the spread of the disease is a statewide effort. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
During the first 12 days of July daily Covid-19 vaccinations hovered around 7,500 shots per day. On July 15 according to DHSS data, the number of shots administered broke 10,000 for the first time in a month, and it has continued to increase almost every day since. Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quentin Lucas appearing on CBS’s Face The Nation, Sunday called on state leaders. “We continue to work with hospital leadership and ask our friends in Jefferson City to help us out not just one outreach with vaccines but to make sure we’re ready to handle any time of crisis that could come to our hospital’s None of us wanted to be in this position, that’s why we have been pushing and clamoring for months for positive messages around vaccines”.
Nearly 58% of Missouri residents have received one Covid-19 shot, while 47% have completed their inoculations. McDonald County, in Southwest Missouri, is last in the state for completely vaccinated residents at only 15.1%.