JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Governor Mike Parson announced that the state will host a Mega Vaccination Site at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20, 2021.
“We appreciate the Jackson County Health Department, Truman Medical Center, Chiefs’ Organization, KCATA, Jackson County Executive Frank White, and all local leaders and legislators who have offered their help to make this event possible,” Governor Parson said. “By working together, we will ensure that every Missourian who wants a vaccine will have the opportunity to receive one.”
“I would like to thank Governor Parson for making this event happen,” Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. said. “Easily accessible events with a substantial number of vaccines are essential to the safety of our residents who need and deserve it. This is especially true for our communities of color who have been devastated by this dangerous and deadly disease. I look forward to working with the Governor and his team to provide many more opportunities like this in the near future.”
The Mega Vaccination Site is expected to operate from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday of next week. Approximately 6,000 doses of the Janssen vaccine have been reserved to fully vaccinate 3,000 Missourians each day of the event.