Patient-facing staff eligible for COVID vaccine


Governor Mike Parson and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced activation of Phase 1B – Tier 1 for COVID-19 vaccinations in Missouri on January 14, 2021. As part of this announcement, the state is prioritizing getting the vaccine to “all remaining patient-facing healthcare providers.”


According to DHSS, this announcement will allow patient-facing medical marijuana dispensary staff to immediately be eligible for the vaccine. For those interested, details about how to access vaccinations can be found at

Dispensaries throughout the state opened in the breadth of the pandemic, utilizing a variety of protective measures to ensure safe interactions, including mask-wearing and social distancing.