Updated at 6:54 p.m. with additional information and reaction from the St. Louis region
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday that nearly 2 million Missourians will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 9, when every adult in the state qualifies.
Parson said the first 900,000 will include homeless people, construction workers and those who work in higher education, all of whom become eligible for the vaccine on March 29.
State officials say they’re expecting the federal government to begin sending more doses starting in April.