Kansas City to receive 'targeted vaccination team,' Parson says

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 16:44:06-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, is one of two cities that will receive "targeted vaccination teams" to help distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Parson announced Wednesday.

The teams will be sent to Kansas City and St. Louis to work with clergy members “to assist in the most vulnerable populations,” Parson said during a press briefing Wednesday.

Four National Guard members will be assigned to each of the targeted vaccination teams, Missouri National Guard Maj. Gen. Levon Cumpton said.

National Guard members also will deploy administration teams to help with data backlogs at local levels.

The teams are part of a larger plan that also includes mass vaccination sites that will be housed in each of the state's nine Highway Patrol regions, according to Parson.