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More than half of Missouri residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – More than half of Missouri residents eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine are now fully vaccinated.

The state reports a rate of 50.3% fully vaccinated and 56.6% partially vaccinated as of Sunday, according to information from Missouri’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Other vaccination trends of interest in Missouri:

  • Total Doses Administered: 6,842,950
  • First and second injection administered: 6,348,671
  • Booster shots delivered: 493,919
  • Highest completion rate among age groups: 75-84 years (83.9%)

Missouri has administered about 20,000 doses per day since early November, including 134,000 in the past week.

Locally, vaccinations in Greene County are trending similar to the state. Health leaders report a vaccination rate of 52.53% as of Sunday.

Health leaders say vaccinations are the best defense against COVID-19. As the holiday season approaches, the Springfield Greene-County Health Department will host several upcoming winter vaccine events.

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