Missouri Gov. Parson, wife have received COVID-19 vaccine

By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (KMOX) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson confirmed that he and his wife received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last week.

Parson, who is 65, says he and his wife registered "on a list like everyone else" to get their vaccine doses. He says they received the Pfizer vaccine and had no side effects, except for sore arms.

"Are you really worried about my health," Parson joked when asked by a reporter. "It was pretty good for me to go out there and get it, even though I don't like getting shots."

Missouri is currently vaccinating those in "Phase 1B - Tiers 1 and 2," according to COVIDVaccine.MO.gov. Those currently allowed to receive vaccinations include health care workers, first responders, anyone aged 65 and older and adults with severe illnesses.

Overall, 10.6% of Missourians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of Wednesday.

Watch Parson's full press conference from Thursday afternoon, here:

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