Update: Hospital officials said 3,000 vaccine appointments were filled in less than three hours after the announcement.
Our earlier story, posted at 12:30 p.m.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Hospital officials here announced Thursday they are trying to fill “hundreds” of open vaccine appointment slots this week.
“This opportunity is the result of successfully shrinking numbers of eligible unvaccinated individuals and an increasing supply of vaccine doses,” read a press release about the announcement sent to reporters across the state.
Those who meet current state eligibility requirements, such as those over age 65 or with high-risk conditions, can visit muhealth.org/our-stories/how-do-i-get-covid-19-vaccine to schedule an appointment. Slots are available for Friday, March 5, through Sunday, March 7.