With a vaccine rate less than 40%, state health officials are studying ways to urge more people to get the shot
ST. LOUIS — Gov. Mike Parson is considering some kind of statewide incentives to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine as the virus continues to spread faster in Missouri than in almost every other state.
Only one other state has a higher rate of new cases by population than Missouri.
And the delta variant of COVID spreading in southwest Missouri has health officials here worried about those without the vaccine.
5 On Your Side has confirmed with the governor and with the state health department that they are working on incentives to encourage more people to get the shot and raise the statewide vaccination rate of less than 40%.
So far, Missouri officials are not giving specifics of what those incentives might be.
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