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Hunger Games: Vaccine Edition

Hunger Games: Vaccine Edition

He’s given hundreds of thousands of people in the state’s largest metro areas their own version of the Hunger Games -- a chance to hunt for the COVID vaccine in the reddest parts of the state. Imagine that: wasting vaccines in rural Missouri, while more than 200,000 eligible people in St. Louis County are still waiting for theirs. In fact, this is the advice that the St. Louis County Department of Public Health is giving residents who call them asking where they can get a shot. For those who qualify and are able, “drive out and get the vaccine wherever they think they can get it,” said Dr. Faisal Khan, director of St. Louis County Department of Public Health. Hospital systems and pharmacies have their own allotments, but the health department often serves the most vulnerable populations.

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