The number of coronavirus cases in Pettis County are decreasing according to Pettis County Health Center while our community vaccinated around 3,000 people last week.

There was an increase of 71 COVID-19 cases in this past week and 164 cases in the past two weeks. Pettis County Health Center says while the number of positive cases are decreasing it's still important for people to be tested for the virus to make sure unknown cases do not spread throughout the community.

The 3,000 vaccinations figure is a combination of vaccinations given by Pettis County Health Center, Bothwell Regional Health Center, Woods Pharmacy, Katy Trail Community Health, AFC Urgent Care, and the Missouri National Guard. Additional vaccine clinics will be held this week by appointment only.

Multiple media reports including KMBC 9 are reporting that the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will be sending more vaccines to area hospitals. Bothwell Regional Health Center along with Fitzgibbon Hospital and Golden Valley Memorial Hospital will be receiving a major allotment of vaccine doses from the State the week's of February 8 and February 22.

Preregistration for Bothwell Regional Health Center's vaccine clinics are here. Fitzgibbon's clinics here. And Golden Valley Memorial is still finalizing it's plans for their vaccination process and asks people to keep checking their webiste.

You can also preregister for a vaccination through Pettis County Health Center here. Katy Trail Community Health here. And Western Missouri Medical Center here.

Pettis County Health Center says they've received thousands of pre-registration forms from all over the state and sorting through them is taking time and they continue to ask for the community's patience. Those who have registered for the vaccine through Pettis County Health Center may receive a call by any of the vaccinators in the County or the VA if eligible.

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