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Posted on: February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021--Governor plans to open Phase 1B Tier 3 on March 15 as vaccine supply allows

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Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson announced the tentative opening of the next tier in the state’s vaccine distribution plan for Monday, March 15. 

Although this date is expected to be when the tier opens, vaccine supply continues to be limited. Therefore, it is not clear when vaccine will be available for these groups. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and our area healthcare partners are committed to continuing to focus on those who are high risk until supply increases.

The next tier of the state plan, Phase 1B Tier 3, includes critical infrastructure roles. This includes individuals who work in the following field, but is limited to some specific roles: 

  • Education Pre K- 12 
  • Licensed Childcare 
  • Communications Sector  
  • Dams Sector 
  • Energy Sector 
  • Food/Agriculture Sector  
  • Government  
  • Information Technology Sector 
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials and Waste Sector 
  • Water and Wastewater Systems Sector.  

More detailed definitions of each phase can be found on the state’s vaccine website.


Members of those groups or anyone wanting to register for their turn for the vaccine have a variety of options: 

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Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at [email protected].              


Please note that the contact number for media inquiries has changed. Media may now contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].              

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