The Missouri COVID-19 vaccine website is being launched in Missouri. MOStopsCOVID.com website will provide information regarding the safety of the vaccines, research and production processes, and when they may be eligible for vaccination.
According to Governor Parson, “It’s been remarkable to learn about the work that has been going on for many months now among scientists and researchers, many of whom are right here in Missouri.” Governor Parson also said, “The most important thing we’ve learned about the accelerated development process is that steps have not been eliminated but are instead occurring simultaneously. Safety is not being sacrificed, and it’s important for Missourians to understand this.” The vaccines will not be available until they are proven to be safe and effective. The Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will be providing its recommendations.
75 state team members, 10 Missouri National Guardsmen, and 50 federal and local partners have been working to develop a Missouri COVID-19 vaccine response plan and finalized the plan in October.
“Missouri got a very early start preparing for vaccinations because we think it’s our best path to getting to a better place,” DHSS Director Dr. Randall Williams said. “This process is one that has continued to evolve, and we are committed to providing Missourians with the information they need as quickly as we can provide it. Information is empowering, and personal choices made during this public health emergency can positively impact yourself, those around you, and your entire community.”