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Vaccine Information for Missouri


​​From DESE weekly update sent out February 23:

The State of Missouri is working to address those questions and bust many of the myths surrounding the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. A new resource is now available that does just that. Watch Washington University microbiologist and immunologist Dr. Kimberly Thomas explain how the new vaccines work, describe how they were developed and tested, and address many of those common myths.

We continue to encourage you to stay informed about the COVID-19 vaccines by frequently visiting
Read complete information for K-12 stakeholders in the Vaccine Information section of DESE’s COVID-19 webpage here.
Vaccine Eligibility for Student Teachers & Contracted/Temporary Staff
DESE was recently asked to clarify if student teachers are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B – Tier 3 of Missouri’s vaccination plan, along with certificated educators and other school personnel. The answer: yes. Student teachers, along with contracted and other temporary employees providing services in Missouri’s public and private schools will all be eligible to receive a vaccination when Phase 1B – Tier 3 is activated. Remember, you can find out more about the vaccine availability plan, along with all other vaccine-related information, at




Created at 2/24/2021 10:16 AM by Cindy Heislen
Last modified at 2/24/2021 10:16 AM by Cindy Heislen