Leading the vaccination charge

This is a photo showing MU Health Care professionals staffing the vaccination site.
(Clockwise from top left): Rob Knodell, deputy chief of staff to Governor Mike Parson; Brad Myers, executive director of pharmacy and laboratory services at MU Health Care; Curator Robin Wenneker; Randall Williams, director of the Department of Health and Senior Services; and Jonathan Curtright, CEO of MU Health Care. Emily Beath, a nurse at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, and her 5-month-old son, Noah, arriving for Emily’s vaccination. A picture of the vaccination site. Ebony Scoff (right), Angela Holt and Paige Quilty, all MU Health Care customer service professionals staffing registration.

This past Saturday I visited the MU Health Care Vaccination Clinic at the Walsworth Family Columns Club at Faurot Field. The dedicated group of health care professionals were busy at work beginning at 7 a.m. to serve Missourians. Many of the people being vaccinated were older Missourians and health care professionals.

I was so impressed with the precision and efficiency of the process, which vaccinated more than 2,000 people that day (by the way, the capacity is 5,760 people per day). Led by an excellent team under the direction of Dr. Brad Myers, executive director of pharmacy and laboratory services at MU Health Care, the sequence was timed so that patients can register and be completed with their vaccination within 10 minutes. The vaccination will keep our community healthy and allow us to enjoy more social activities as we continue to take steps forward in this pandemic.

Until then, wear your face coverings, practice social distancing, wash your hands and stay safe.

— Mun