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Big uptick in COVID vaccine supplies for states expected soon

WASHINGTON — Executives from five COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers told Congress Tuesday that they expect to significantly boost the number of shots delivered to states...

‘Ready to give up’: Eligible Missourians struggle to find vaccine appointments

Darlene Davis has been searching for an available vaccine appointment in the Kansas City area at least three times a day. In her search, Davis,...

For disability-rights advocate advising Missouri vaccine plan, the work is personal

Over two decades ago, Kasey Kittell opened Sara Hart Weir’s eyes to a population of people who are often overlooked. Kittell was born with Down...

CDC issues detailed strategy for safely reopening K-12 schools

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released updated guidance to provide educators a science-based plan for reopening K-12 schools. The...

‘At the whims of the state’: Confusion persists for Missouri’s COVID-19...

When the St. Louis County Department of Public Health saw itself listed among the hospitals expected to receive thousands of vaccines last week, it...

Missouri could receive $1.7 billion in Medicaid funds under U.S. House...

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats are trying again to entice a dozen holdout states to expand Medicaid coverage with the prospect of billions of...

How the pandemic is complicating mental health services for Kansas City...

Without daily, in person interaction with teachers and peers, flagging mental health issues in students is increasingly difficult. In the move to virtual classes,...

St. Louis County sounds alarm at dwindling COVID vaccine supply, appointments...

Last week, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health was listed along with St. Louis’ four major hospital systems as a “high throughput”...

With Affordable Care Act in danger, Missouri GOP push pre-existing conditions...

It’s been nearly three months since Rep. Brenda Shields was diagnosed with COVID-19, but her lung issues still persist. Shields said she feels her condition...

Missouri data shows expanding ‘vaccine deserts’ in St. Louis and Kansas...

An expanding portion of St. Louis and Kansas City are considered "vaccine deserts," or areas with limited-to-no access to the COVID-19 vaccine, according to...

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