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Missouri lags most other states for administering COVID vaccine allocations

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When it comes to getting the COVID-19 vaccine doses it has received into residents’ arms, Missouri currently stands among the lower-performing tier of U.S. states, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals. 

The CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker shows that through March 23, Missouri ranked 37th for the percentage of doses administered out of the total doses it had received statewide, at 76.33%. Minnesota had administered the highest percentage of doses allocated at 88.55%, while Arkansas ranked at the bottom of the list with 65.93%.

The data tracker compiles information from healthcare facilities and public health authorities, and is updated daily. 

According to the Missouri Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard, 23% of Missouri residents had received at least one shot by March 23. In St. Charles County, 20.5% of residents had started the vaccination process by that date.

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