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Water and Wastewater Systems Sector Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson announced on Thursday, February 25th that Missouri will be moving into Phase 1B Tier 3 of the COVID vaccination plan. 

Phase 1B - Tier 3: Critical Infrastructure
Protecting those who keep the essential functions of society running

 

  • Education: Teachers, faculty, and staff in public, private, and nonprofit pre K – 12.
  • Childcare: Faculty and staff in a DHSS or DSS -licensed facility providing basic care to children
  • Communications Sector Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide communications services
  • Dams Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide services in the dams sector related to critical water retention and control services.
  • Energy Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide energy services, regardless of the energy source.
  • Food/Agriculture Sector – initial: Employees of certain food production and processing facilities, and related operations, prioritizing mass food production, distribution, transportation, wholesale and retail sales, including grocery and convenience stores where groceries are sold; includes veterinary services.
  • Government: Elected officials in any branch of government at the state, county, and/or municipal levels required for the continuity of government; members of the judiciary at the federal, state, and/or local levels required for the continuity of government; employees designated by the federal government that fall within the state’s vaccine allocation responsibilities; other designated government personnel required for the continuity of government.
  • Information Technology Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide IT services.
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that work in this sector.
  • Transportation Systems Sector: Employees in the transportation systems sector including aviation, highway and motor carriers, maritime transportation systems, mass transit and passenger rail, pipeline systems, freight rail, and postal shipping.
  • Water and Wastewater Systems Sector Employees at public, private, and/or nonprofit organizations that provide drinking or wastewater services.

View the full eligibility list here: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/pdf/so-vaccine-distribution-order.pdf